MIGRATING AS AN EMPLOYEE
Candidates can enter the United States on a temporary work visa to perform services for a sponsoring company. There is a time limit on the visa, after which the petitioner must return home. In order to obtain a Work Permit visa, an applicant must have a sponsoring employer file and an application with the USCIS.
MIGRATING THROUGH THE INVESTOR ROUTE
Those with sufficient financial resources could avoid long delays in obtaining permanent resident status in the United States by applying for an EB 5 investment visa. This visa requires a substantial investment of between $500,000 and $1,000,000 in order to be granted. The funds must be invested in a firm based in the United States, and the applicant must be willing to take an active role in running the business.
MIGRATING WITH YOUR FAMILY
Family members of United States citizens and Green Card holders can also apply for permanent residency in the United States. Depending on the closeness of the relative, family-based immigration can fall into one of two categories.
Family members of U.S. citizens or Green Card holders are eligible for permanent residency in the country, including (potential) spouses, unmarried minor children, and parents. They will immediately receive their green card.
The second category consists of US citizens and Green Card holders’ siblings and children under the age of 21. They can only apply for a fraction of the Green Cards that are available. Furthermore, they often have to wait longer than everyone else.