Benefits of Permanent Residency
The Green Card Lottery is by far the easiest way to get Permanent Residency in the United States. Application is easy and the benefits of that immigration status are plentiful. Below we will discuss some of these benefits below.
Live in the United States
When you have a Green Card you have proof of your permanent residency in the United States and with that come one of the most important benefits of all. You have permission to live in the United States for as long as you want as long as you maintain your status.
You can live anywhere you want and your status will never expire. Although the Green Card itself will expire every ten years, this does not mean that your status expires with it. The inconvenience of replacing a Green Card can be circumvented by becoming a citizen as soon as you become eligible.
Work in the United States
People who are not from the United States who wish to work within the country must obtain work permits. These are difficult documents to obtain for a number of reasons.
The most prominent of which is the need to obtain labor certification when an employer certifies to the US government that there are no other people currently in the United States who can do that job. This makes getting a work permit an onerous process.
However, Green Cards automatically make you qualified to work in the United States at any job that will hire you.
Travel in the United States
With a Green Card you can freely travel from state to state within the US. This is very convenient for people who wish to travel and take vacations.
If you maintain your Green Card correctly you can easily travel outside of the United States as well. However, it is very important to make sure that the length of these trips does not violate the requirements of residency for the Green Card.
Study in the United States
The United States is home to some of the most important and prestigious universities in the world and with a Green Card you can go to any of universities in the country without getting a student visa. Student visas are only temporary and you must leave the US at the end of your studies. With a Green Card you can continue to live and work in the US even after you have graduated.
There are also many other educational institutions available for residents of the United States.
With a Green Card you also have access to many of the social services allowed to United States residents. (However, you will also have to pay taxes to fund these programs.) Below are some examples of available social services:
- Social Security