Form I-551 (Green Card)
Form I-551 is the official name of the Green Card or Alien Registration Card. A valid Form I-551 verifies that a person is lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence. Form I-551 is issued with conditions to foreign citizens who marry a U.S. citizen. A conditional Form I-551 is also referred to as a Conditional Green Card. The foreign spouse must apply to have the conditions removed after 2 years of marriage. A conditional Green Card is also issued to foreign investors for the first two years. A permanent Form I-551 is issued to certain investors and immediate relatives and must be renewed every 10 year.
A person holding a valid Form I-551 will always have to keep his or her original passport. A valid Green Card gives the bearer the right to live and work permanently in the United States. Once a person with Form I-551 applies for U.S. citizenship, he or she has to give up their Form I-551. It is not possible to have both U.S. citizenship and a Green Card. At this point the U.S. citizen is considered a dual citizen by holding two passports.
Individuals with Form I-551 may be deported for several reasons. Only U.S. citizens cannot be deported. Green Card holders committing serious crimes or residing outside the United States for too long will loose their Form I551 privileges. Green Card holders should file taxes as residents (not “non-residents”) and make sure they continue their residence in the United States. A person may hold Form I-551 their whole life and not become U.S. citizens.
Also, the Green Card through Adoption Application Guide makes the application process straight forward and easy to understand. This is a comprehensive and clear step-by-step guide to help you file the application as efficiently and quickly as possible.
We also have The Green Card through Marriage Application Guide which is an easy to understand, step-by-step immigration marriage guide to help you file your Green Card application as efficiently and quickly as possible. If the foreign national is currently outside the United States, it is possible to obtain a K-1 Fiancée and Fiancé Visa so the individual can come to the United States to marry the U.S. citizen.
In the Green Card through Marriage to a Green Card Holder Application Guide, you will learn more about what the requirements are to qualify for a green card through marriage to a permanent resident in the United States. The guide also takes you through the process of applying for a green card through a sponsoring husband or wife.
In the Green Card through Marriage to a U.S. Citizen Application and Information Guide, you will learn more about what the requirements are to qualify for a green card through marriage to a citizen of the United States. The guide also takes you through the steps of the process of applying for a green card through a sponsoring husband or wife.
Get comprehensive and easy to understand information about the different ways to apply for a Green Card and also everything you need to know about living in the United States. The package includes all of the information necessary about applying for a Green Card, including application instructions, requirements and official forms.