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Do we need a sponsor in order to apply for a green card?

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My wife is a teacher in an american charter school with a H1B Visa. The school is her sponsor. She took her H1B Visa 4 months ago. Now she want to apply for green card.
Does she need the school to sponsor her in order to apply for a green card? OR she can apply for a green card anyway without any sponsor.

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Yes, the school needs to petition her.

Your employer needs to retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise them, and handle the case.

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She needs a sponsor/petitioner.

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Yes she needs a sponsor. She could always try the diversity visa lottery if she's from a country that qualifies.

My answering this question does not form an attorney-client relationship. Always retain a qualified attorney before taking any action.


Yes, she must have an employer sponsor.


what is your status? if you are a USC you can sponsor her.


Good afternoon. Your wife will require a sponsor unless she qualifies as an extraordinary teacher under a special category reserved for those who have risen to the top. Then she could file a petition on her own, however it is a very high standard.

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