Do employees have to be sponsored by the employers to get a green card?

Asked about 2 years ago - Anaheim, CA

Is that the only way to get a green card, or can someone apply on their own?


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  1. Robert West

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . No, sometimes family members sponsor or in rare cases, a person can apply on their own.

  2. Neil Ian Fleischer

    Contributor Level 20

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    Answered . There are certain categories such as "EB-1" or Natioanl interest waivers whee you can apply on your own

    Neil I Fleischer (513) 977-4209 www.immigrate2usa.com Note: Neil Fleischer is an attorney licensed in the State... more
  3. Nisha V. Fontaine

    Contributor Level 12

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    Answered . Hello,

    Thank you for posting your question.

    There are two routes for foreign nationals to obtain green cards: employment-based and family-based. Most of the employment based categories require a specific sponsor, but some, such as EB-1 Extraordinary Ability petitions, do not. Family-based categories require a particular familial relationship with either a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident.

    Thanks,
    Nisha V. Fontaine, Esq.
    Serotte Reich Wilson, LLP

    Ph: 716-854-7525
    Email: NFontaine@srwlawyers.com
    Web: www.familytousa.com

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