Form N-400, known as the Application for Naturalization, is used by Lawful Permanent Residents, commonly referred to as Green Card holders, when applying for U.S. citizenship. This form serves to provide essential details about the applicant's eligibility for citizenship, background information, and residency history in the United States. To be eligible for naturalization, individuals must generally meet the following requirements:
To file Form N-400, the Application for Naturalization, based on marriage to a U.S. citizen, specific qualifications must be met. Here are the general requirements:
Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, is a form filed by a U.S. citizen or lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) to establish the relationship with a foreign national relative who wishes to immigrate to the United States or in some cases the relative is already in the United States. The purpose of this form is to initiate the process of obtaining a family-based immigrant visa or green card for the foreign national relative.
To be eligible to apply for Petition for Alien Relative, a person must generally meet the following requirements:
Adjustment of Status refers to the process by which a foreign national who is already in the United States can apply for Permanent Residency (Green Card) without having to return to their home country. They must meet certain eligibility criteria and their immigration category must permit an adjustment of status.
Eligibility for adjustment of status is determined by factors such as the individual's current immigration status, the availability of a visa in the appropriate category, the individual's background, and compliance with U.S. immigration laws.
To be eligible to apply for adjustment of status, a person must generally meet the following requirements:
It is important to note that adjustment of status is not available to everyone and may be subject to certain restrictions, limitations, or conditions.
Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, is submitted by conditional Permanent Residents to request the removal of conditions on their residency status. This form is used by individuals who obtained their Green Card through marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful Permanent Resident and were granted a two-year conditional Green Card.
The petition must be filed within the 90-day period before the expiration of the conditional Green Card. Failure to file within this timeframe may result in the conditional permanent resident losing their lawful status and becoming subject to removal proceedings.
To be eligible to apply for the petition to remove conditions on residence, a person must generally meet the following requirements:
Form I-90, Application to Replace or Renew Permanent Resident Card, is used by lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card holders) to apply for a replacement or renewal of their Permanent Resident card, commonly known as a Green Card. A renewal is needed every ten years. One can submit their renewal within six months before it's set to expire. In some cases, a Green Card may need to be replaced if it has been lost, stolen, mutilated, or if the information on it has become outdated.