Learn how to get a Green Card to become a permanent resident, check your green card case status, bring a foreign spouse to live in the U.S. and what documents you need when traveling back to the U.S. Also, find out how to enter or check your results for the Diversity Visa Lottery program.
Can I buy a Green Card?
Many people dream of getting a Green Card but there are, however, not very many ways to get one because the demand for this sought-after US resident permit is high. The USA gives away thousands of Green Cards worldwide in its annual Green Card Lottery. Winners of this get the chance to apply for a Green Card and make their dreams of living in the land of unlimited opportunities come true. For others, it is possible to apply for a Green Card with the US authorities, but it is time-consuming and costs much effort.
Applying for a Green Card in this and other cases have naturally its fees. US authorities charge a fee for certain administrative costs– like any other authority worldwide – when you apply for a Green Card. In the three immigration visa categories (Employment-based, Family-based and Diversity Visa Program) applicants must pay certain administrative fees like, for example, the processing of the application or the required examination with a certified panel doctor. Furthermore, all Green Card applicants must pay an immigration fee before entering the USA for the first time. Administrative fees are normal when dealing with any sort of authority. These costs are only incurred once, but fulfilling your dream of living and working in the USA is forever! In comparison, this money is only a drop in the bucket!
You can buy a Green Card!
If you are 100% sure that you want to move to the USA to permanently live or work or at least own property in America, then there is nothing standing in your way – other than an investment of 500,000 US Dollars. A further requirement of the investment is agreeing to hire American workers for your company in the USA. Otherwise, you won’t get a Green Card. If you have the money to spend, then it is possible to buy a Green Card through business investments, buying a house or starting a company. This way, there is nothing standing in the way between you and your dream of living in the United States.