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Alternative Routes to a Green Card – Special Green Card Categories and Circumstances


The Green Card is an ID card that evidences the holder’s status as a Lawful Permanent Resident granted official immigration benefits. The standard routes to obtain a Green Card are through family or employment. However, there are numerous special categories of jobs and family, as well as special circumstances, which allow individuals to obtain a Green Card even though they may not qualify under traditional routes.

If you are making a general inquiry as to whether you qualify for a Green Card, it seems reasonable to first determine whether you qualify under the main routes of Green Card application. Notwithstanding, because such standard routes may be overburdened or exhausted by numerous other applicants, you may wish to also quickly review the special categories and circumstances to determine whether one of these routes may fit you as well. Should a special category or circumstance look promising, you may wish to address your potential qualification with an immigration attorney. Please note the special categories and circumstances below.

Special Circumstances to Obtain a Green Card:

  • Amerasian Child of a U.S. Citizen
  • American Indian Born in Canada
  • Armed Forces Member
  • Cuban Native or Citizen
  • Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
  • Haitian Refugee
  • Help HAITI Act of 2010
  • Indochinese Parole Adjustment Act
  • Informant (S Nonimmigrant)
  • Lautenberg Parolee
  • Legal Immigration Family Equity (LIFE) Act
  • Person Born to Foreign Diplomat in United States
  • Registry
  • Section 13 (Diplomat)
  • Victim of Criminal Activity (U Nonimmigrant)
  • Victim of Trafficking (T Nonimmigrant)
  • Nicaraguan and Central American Relief Act (NACARA)

Special Categories of Jobs to Obtain a Green Card

  • Afghan/Iraqi Translator
  • Broadcaster
  • International Organization Employee
  • Iraqi Who Assisted the U.S. Government
  • NATO-6 Nonimmigrant
  • Panama Canal Employee
  • Physician National Interest Waiver
  • Religious Worker

Special Categories of Family to Obtain a Green Card

  • Battered Spouse or Child (VAWA)
  • K Nonimmigrant (includes fiancé(e))
  • V Nonimmigrant
  • Person born to foreign diplomat in the U.S.
  • Widow(er) of a U.S. Citizen

If you have questions about a particular special category or circumstance to obtain a Green Card, please contact your local immigration attorney to explain the applicability of such category or circumstance to your individual situation.

Good luck!
Miami International Attorneys, P.L.
abernhard@miapl.com
P.O. Box 191057
Miami Beach, FL 33119
Tel: 786-566-1969.

For more answers to your questions, contact MIA at abernhard@miamivisahelp.com or Miami International Attorneys at www.miamivisahelp.com.

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