Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) or Green Card

Lawful Permanent Resident is a status that allows residents to remain permanently in the United States. It is also referred to as having a green card or being a green card holder. The process to become a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) or green card holder can be done through:

  • Adjustment of Status – if the foreign national is located inside the U.S.
  • Consular Processing – if the foreign national is located outside the U.S. or is not eligible for adjustment of status.

Becoming a Lawful Permanent Resident

There are several ways a person may become a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) or a green card holder. Please see the following sections to see the different ways a person may become eligible to become an LPR: