Living in the US: How to get a green card

Tired of applying for visas to visit the US? Feel like life would be a whole lot easier if you could just hang out in America for more than 90 days? For our foreign readers, we figured it was about time to provide a little insight on how to legally get into the United States for more than just a brief visit.

Obtaining legal residency in the United States entails getting a green card, a most coveted document that allows foreigners to become permanent residents of the United States. The process of obtaining a green card isn’t the easiest of tasks, but it’s definitely doable.

Applying for green cards can be done in three different ways: as an employee, as a family member or through the lottery. If you’re not already permanently employed in the US or are having a hard time finding someone to marry you, the green card lottery may be your best of options. Each year the Diversity Lottery issues 50,000 green cards. The lottery is free to all applicants, but you do have to come from an eligible country.

If none of the above applies to you, you can always file a petition on your behalf. Look pretty in your picture and you never know…

Visit Maholo for the full guide on how to get a Green Card, then do your paperwork and cross your fingers.