Registration of residence permit in the USA: conditions, advantages, methods of obtaining | Law&Trust International

The United States is a country of great opportunities! Therefore, many residents of our state are interested in the possibility of moving to the United States. However, the United States is extremely reluctant to host migrants. The paperwork is complicated. There are few reasons for drawing up a document, but there are many requirements and conditions for obtaining US citizenship or residence permit. The state has a lottery program for drawing a green card, but the chances of winning are only 1 in 80. If you plan to move to the United States, it is better to contact lawyers for help.

What opportunities does the green card give?

A permanent residence permit in the United States gives the person almost all the rights that citizens of the States have. The only exception is suffrage. Owners of residence permits can work in the country, receive educational and medical services, take full advantage of the banking system. In addition, the green card is the main way to obtain US citizenship. In the United States, there is the possibility of obtaining a second passport, and migrants often become owners of two citizenships at once.

Requirements for obtaining a residence permit

Before you obtain US citizenship, you need to apply for a residence permit and prove that you have lived in the United States for at least 5 years (for marriage, at least 3 years). You can get a green card on the basis of a work visa or without it. You should contact the consulate and submit a package of documents. In addition, you need to go through an interview. It will take a long time to wait for a decision. Applications can be considered from 30 days to 2 years, depending on the program you have chosen.

Способы получения ВНЖ в США.
Способы получения ВНЖ в США.

Conditions for obtaining a residence permit

Absence of criminal record

You need to provide documentary evidence of the absence of a valid criminal record in the country of citizenship.


Minimum 21 years old.

No violations

No visa violations in the Schengen countries.

Fiscal health

The presence of sponsor or own funds in your account.

The advantages of obtaining a residence permit in the United States

Freedom of doing business and extensive opportunities for its development.
Medical service.
A high level of education.
The minimum level of raider business takeovers.
A developed financial market system.
Tax optimization opportunities in any state of the country.
Equal opportunity for all types of businesses.

Grounds for obtaining a residence permit

Grounds for obtaining a residence permit
Grounds for obtaining a residence permit


The USA is a country of start-ups, quite a large number of new projects are registered each year. When investing, the investor gets the opportunity to obtain an EB-5 visa. It is divided into two most important types:

  • investments in independent projects that can be structured as debt or as capital, real estate.
  • investments in standard regional projects.

Terms, conditions and the project are selected individually for each request. The minimum investment amount must not be less than 900,000 US dollars.

At the moment, we have 7 active investment projects that need investors. We’ll be happy to clarify all the details by phone. The stages are:

  1. selection of an investment project;
  2. preparation and submission of requested documents, as well as documents that confirm your financial status;
  3. depositing investment assets;
  4. applying for a residence permit card (Green card);
  5. depending on the type and amount of assets contributed, a response from the migration service will be received in 6-12 months.
Business immigration
Business immigration

Business immigration

It is applicable to citizens of all countries except those on the U.S. sanctions list. Business immigration or obtaining a residence permit on the basis of entrepreneurial activity or work is accessible to all citizens over 21 years old and is divided into 3 most basic subspecies:

  • obtaining a residence permit on the basis of an invitation from a company where the company acts as a guarantor and sponsor of your permission to stay in the United States. The company must be registered in the United States, pay taxes and conduct business.
  • obtaining a residence permit as a displaced employee. In this case, the company and the employee must meet a number of criteria. A company should not be new or a startup. It must be a subsidiary, representative office or branch of a non-resident company. The employee can only be relocated after 1 year from the start of work in the main company and must show excellent professional skills, must have experience in a managerial position and company development skills.
  • obtaining a residence permit on the basis of investment in a newly created company. A residence permit can be issued either after the full amount has been invested, or when the investor is in the process of investing. The amount of investment must be at least 1 million US dollars or can be reduced to 500,000 US dollars in a specially designated area. Also, a prerequisite is the creation of a new company of 10 jobs for qualified employees.
  • The stages are:

    1. creation of a company or branch;
    2. obtaining permission to employ a foreign employee;
    3. registration of an employee in the company or transfer from the parent company;
    4. visa type L1, L1A / B issuance.

    The minimum validity of visa L1 is 1 year, the maximum is 5 years. The period for which the visa will be issued depends on the company and its turnover. After obtaining a visa of category L1, an application for issuing a green card can be submitted. Getting a green card not only has its advantages but imposes special obligations, such as filing tax reports.

    If you do not have the goal of being a full-fledged American citizen, but you would like to stay in the territory for a certain amount of time, then you should pay attention to E-1 visas, which are easier to obtain, but they, in turn, do not give the right to obtain a permanent visa residency and need to be constantly renewed.

    Documents required to obtain a residence permit

    Photocopy of the passport.
    Documentary evidence of one of the grounds for obtaining a residence permit.
    Certificate of good conduct.
    Health certificate with test results.
    A document confirming the availability of funds necessary for the stay.

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