How do I get a Green Card?

I’ve been asked where to get the below info.

1. How to apply for US citizenship. To become a U.S. citizen, you must have had a Permanent Resident (Green) Card for at least five years. NOTE: You do NOT have to be a citizen to be legal. You must have a green card to be legal. See

2. Green Cards and Permanent Residence in the U.S. See

3. Apply for a Green Card if you are eligible Form I-485 (see – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status with USCIS, including all supporting documents and fees.

4. How To Get a Green Card
A Green Card holder (permanent resident) is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) grants a person a permanent resident card, commonly called a “Green Card.”

You can become a permanent resident several different ways. Most individuals are sponsored by a family member or employer in the United States. Other individuals may become permanent residents through refugee or asylee status or other humanitarian programs. In some cases, you may be eligible to file for yourself.

General Application Process
The steps you must take to apply for a Green Card will vary depending on your individual situation. However, here is the general application process that most applicants will go through:

Someone usually must file an immigrant petition for you (often referred to as sponsoring or petitioning for you). In some cases, you may be eligible to file for yourself.

After USCIS approves the immigrant petition, and there is a visa available in your category, you file either a Green Card application with USCIS or a visa application with the U.S. Department of State.
You go to a biometrics appointment to provide fingerprints, photos, and a signature.

You go to an interview.

You receive a decision on your application.