Most are accustomed to the American Dream, the ethos of the United States. American writer and historian, James Truslow Adams, states “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth, and it is because of these ideals that inspire so many to immigrate to the United States.
Due to the high numbers of people wishing to migrate to the USA, there strict rules, regulations, and procedures to undergo when applying for a visa. Some seek employment and prove to their employer that they are valuable to the work force, resulting in sponsorship, while others can simply become Green Card holders through marriage. They all require questioning and intense protocol from the officials at the Immigration Services.
However, if you wish to leave your homeland and want to make a fresh start within the United States of America, here are only a few of the many ways you can go about it.
Check your family tree – This is one of the easiest of routes when becoming a US Citizen. If you already have family living within America, then those familial ties are incredibly important when starting your potential moves to the States. As long as your family member is willing to sponsor you for financial support and lawful status, all they have to do is file a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. This form of immigration applies if you are a US Citizen’s spouse, child, sibling or parents; a US Citizen’s married child, or unmarried child from 21 years old, and a spouse or minor child of a Green Card holder.
Take part in the Green Card Lottery – The annual Diversity Visa Lottery, or otherwise known Green Card Lottery to many, is a US government program that makes 55,000 Permanent Resident cards readily available to persons from ‘underrated countries.’ Usually, the person interested in migrating must meet two other basic requirements to become eligible. You can easily check your suitability online before continuing the process of application.
EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program Visa – The purpose of the EB-5 program is to stimulate the US economy through job creation and company investments by offering immigrant investors the benefits of permanent residence. The program is available to immigrants who have invested large sums of money (usually $1 million) in a new commercial enterprise employing 10 or more full time US workers. To help you through the process of immigrating with an EB-5 Program, make sure to hire an EB-5 Attorney. There are many readily available, such as the experts at Hirson Immigration.
Although immigrating to the United States can seem daunting, tough, and incredibly trying, there are a multitude of ways, all differing from one another. Whether you are a relative, seeking refuge from war, an entrepreneur, or simply wish to experience working in a different country, there will be an immigration process for everyone. Make sure you know your rights and options before beginning the procedure of immigrating.