European Passport and the Green Card, Know Now!

Having a European passport alone does not guarantee obtaining a Green Card in the United States. The Green Card is a permanent residency permit in the U.S., and the process to obtain it involves different categories such as employment, family, asylum, visa lottery, among others.

If you are a citizen of a European country, having a passport from this region may facilitate or positively impact some immigration processes, depending on the type of visa or Green Card you are seeking. For example:

  1. Family:

– If you have immediate relatives (spouse, parents, children) who are U.S. citizens or Green Card holders, your European passport may be relevant when applying for a Green Card through the family reunification category.

  1. Employment:

– If you are seeking a Green Card through a job offer in the U.S. (EB employment visa), your European passport may influence eligibility, but the process is primarily based on the job offer and professional qualifications.

  1. Investment (EB-5):

– If you are interested in the EB-5 visa, involving significant investment in U.S. businesses, your European passport is not a determining factor, but your financial capacity is crucial.

  1. Diversity Visa Lottery:

– Some nationalities may participate in the Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card Lottery), but eligibility is based on your nationality and other specific criteria.

It is essential to understand that each case is unique, and eligibility for a Green Card will depend on the specific type of Green Card you are seeking. Contact Alexandre Law Firm for personalized guidance based on your specific situation.