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What Is a Green Card?

Haroen Calehr Sept. 6, 2016

Basically, a green card is a document that reflects that you are here in the country lawfully as a legal permanent resident. The document itself it called an I-551 card by immigration. Getting a green card is very cumbersome and it involves a lot of processes. The most common and probably easiest way to get a green card is if you are married to a US citizen then that citizen spouse can sponsor you as long as you entered the country legally. You can check the status of your green card to a limited extent. There is a way to check online at the US government’s website but that’s the easiest way to check for you on whether or not your card is still in the process or not.