People said that the USA is the land of dreams. It is the country where you can realize your dream and get succeed goal that you are looking for. For USA citizens, it will be easier. However, if you live in other countries, there is one thing you need to do first. You must immigrate to the USA. It could be complicated to do this if you don’t know the process. Here, we will help and guide you to process your immigration to the USA.
Demands for Immigrating to the USA
The demands for a right to immigrate to the USA are very high. In 2017, there are more than 22 million applicants for immigration. However, the available spot that they can take is limited to 50,000 people. Therefore, it is quite difficult to apply and immigrate to the USA and become its citizen. But, you don’t need to worry. If you do it correctly, you will have a chance.
Ways to Immigrate to the USA
You can choose among these 3 ways to immigrate to the USA. Here they are:
- Applying for Visa
The first method is by applying a visa for immigrants. As for this method, the most important thing you need to have is a sponsor. The sponsor is depending on the visa category you are going to apply. For example, you can apply for the family visa category, if your sponsor if your family that lives and become a USA citizen. The other sponsor you also can use is your employer. If you are working in the USA, you also can ask your employer to be your sponsor.
- Applying for Green Card
Green Card is proof that you are a foreigner that can live and work in the US permanently. It means you can also use it to move and live in the US. There are many methods you can use to apply and get Green Card. You can marry US citizens or people that hold Green Card the employee method is also working here.
If you have a lot of money, you can invest in the USA to get the Green Card. The amount of investment you need to provide is $500,000, plus your investment must be able to provide 10 jobs. There are other methods as well, such as becoming refugees, receive an award such as Noble prizes, and more.
You need to live in the US for at least 5 years before applying for naturalization. You must be clean from any law problem, and prove that you are useful for society and the economy of the US. For this method, you can use Form N-400 from USCIS.
U.S. Immigrant visa types
Immigrant visa will allow the holder to stay in the U.S permanently. The immigrant visa does not constrain you to stay in the U.S, but you can travel in and out of the U.S anytime you want. There are two main types of Immigrant visa that you can apply to enter U.S. :
– Immediate Relative and Family Sponsored Visa
– Employment Sponsored Visa
Read more information about US immigrant visas.
What Should I Prepare Before Immigrating to the USA?
The first thing you must prepare the documents. It is not only the document for applying for Visa or Green Card. But, you also need to prepare detailed information about who you are. The US government will screen this matter to ensure that the people that enter the US don’t have any connection with anything that can threaten the US citizen safety.
The other thing you must prepare is the place where you will live. Your English is also important because you will use it to communicate with other people. More importantly, you also must have a job in the US.
The Immigrant Visa Process
Once you get the sponsor for your Visa application, you need to:
- Fulfill the specific form, which is Form I-130 for a family visa or Form I-140 Petition for Alien Worker, depending on which Visa category you use. Send it to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
- Then wait for the reply from the National Visa Center (NVC).
- After your application is granted, you need to submit the fees and documents to NVC.
- After that, you need to take a medical test and interview, before you get your visa and able to immigrate to the USA.
Refugees and Asylees
Refugees are admitted to the United States based upon an inability to return to their home countries because of a “well-founded fear of persecution” due to their race, membership in a particular social group, political opinion, religion, or national origin. Refugees are required to apply for Lawful Permanent Resident (“green card”) status one year after being admitted, and asylees may apply for green card status one year after their grant of asylum.
Tips and Tricks
Use the waiting time for the application answer to prepare the documents and other things you need for immigrating to the USA. This will save you a lot of trouble. Once you get an answer, you can easily fulfill the requirement. Then, the chance to get Visa or Green Card is much higher this way.