How to Get a Green Card

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NOLO, Mar 12, 2010 - Law - 334 pages
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Applying for a U.S. green card? Read this book first!

The U.S. immigration system is an enormous bureaucracy. ItÝs vital that you understand all the requirements for getting a green card before starting your application ˝ making a mistake can ruin your chances.

Fortunately, How to Get a Green Card provides everything you need to understand whether you're eligible, and then make it through the bureaucratic maze. Find out how to work with U.S. officials, how to prepare and present the right documents, and what to expect every step of the way.

Learn the quickest way to get a green card through:

  • parents, siblings and adult children
  • spouses and fianc╚s
  • green card lotteries
  • political asylum or refugee status
  • and other categories

    The 9th edition is completely revised to reflect the latest application procedures, laws and fees. It also shows how to find the latest required forms online, and provides filled-out sample forms.

    This book is not appropriate for those seeking work-related green cards.
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    About the author (2010)

    Bray is an author and legal editor at Nolo, specializing in real estate, immigration law, and nonprofit fundraising. She is co-author of Nolo's Essential Guide to Buying Your First Home and also edits a number of Nolo's small business books. Bray's working background includes solo practice, nonprofit, and corporate stints, as well as long periods of volunteering, including an internship at Amnesty International's main legal office in London. She received her law degree and a Masters degree in East Asian (Chinese) Studies from the University of Washington.

    Loida Nicolas Lewis is a former INS attorney with over 15 years experience handling U.S. immigration matters. Co-author of Nolo's How to Get a Green Card, she is licensed to practice law in both New York and the Philippines. A native of Sorsogon, Philippines, Ms. Nicolas Lewis holds the distinction of being the first Asian woman to pass the New York State Bar without having studied in the United States.

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