There are other ways to qualify for a green card without having a permanent job offer. You can qualify for a green card for work as an investor, entrepreneur, self-petition, or eligible job sector or title.
You and immediate family may qualify for a permanent residence if you have invested in a U.S. company or plan to create at least 10 U.S. jobs as part of your work as a citizen. You must have invested above a certain amount of money in U.S. dollars, invested in an accepted area or invested in a necessary sector in order to qualify for a visa as an investor. Investor and Entrepreneurial visas are limited and run with the fiscal year. Wherever you are applying for your green card from, to gain a visa as an investor you must first submit your petition to work as an investor in the U.S.
From inside the U.S., you can change your status to permanent resident after your petition for residence as an investor is approved. From outside the U.S., you must see if a visa is available as an investor after submitting your petition and before entering the U.S. to live.
There are some cases that qualify for a green card for work without already having a job offer. To qualify for permanent residence without a job offer, you must have extraordinary ability is some sectors, mostly academia.
The green card process for immigrants of outstanding ability or skill is called “self-petition.” If you are living in the United States, first work with your attorney to submit your self- petition related to work. When your visa is approved, you can file to change your status to a permanent resident. If you are living outside the United States, first submit your self-petition. After submitting the petition, there is a waiting period for a visa to travel. You can relocate if you are given a visa by the U.S. State Department.
There are also some categories of jobs or workers that qualify for permanent residence. The forms for some accepted sectors for permanent residence for work are different than others and the process for applying under the various accepted jobs or sectors vary widely, so contact your attorney with questions about qualifying jobs and the correct filing process.
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