Green Card Advantages

The Green Card Lottery is one of the best ways to get a Green Card (permanent resident card) in the United States. The registration period ends on November 2, 2013, so register today!

Below are just a sampling of the advantages that you will receive with a Green Card.

You Can Work

Green card holders can use their green cards as proof of their right to work in the U.S.

You Can Go to School

The U.S is full of great schools and if you can get accepted you can go to school with your green card!

You Can Travel Freely

The United States is a very large country with a great diversity of geographies and peoples. You can live literally anywhere you want to.

Permanent residents can also travel abroad and return to the U.S. easily after short trips.

Green Cards Are Permanent

Once you become a permanent resident, your status doesn’t change. However, your green card will expire after ten years, in which case you simply renew the card so that you can have current identification.

You Can Apply for Benefits

Permanent residents have access to many of the same social programs available to citizens in the United States. This includes social security and the Affordable Care Act.

You Can Apply for Your Relatives’ Immigration

Permanent residents can apply for sponsorship with the USCIS where they can help their close relatives immigrate to the United States.

This process can be somewhat lengthy sometimes and it is often more convenient for immigrants to wait until they become citizens before they apply for their relatives’ immigration.

You Can Apply for Citizenship

After meeting residency requirements permanent residents can apply for citizenship. The advantages of citizenship are that you cannot be deported and you can vote in federal elections among other benefits.