Are you looking to seek permanent residence in the U.S. with all the privileges of living and working in the United States as a U.S. citizen? Then the Permanent Residence Card, a.k.a. green card is the right course of action for you.
What is a Green Card?
A green card allows you to live and work permanently as a U.S. national after the waiting period of three to five years is over. There are various ways in which you can get a green card in the US. Some channels include:
- Green card as a special immigrant
- Green card through family
- Green card through employment
- Green card for victims of abuse
- Green card through refugee or asylum status
- Green card for human trafficking and crime victims
- Green card through registry
- Others (e.g., a person born in United States to a foreign national)
No matter which applies to you, you would need your green card apostilled for processing of any further documents regarding your work, residence or education, etc in the United States.
Green Card Apostille
Once you get your green card issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you would need it to be apostilled in order to confirm that you are authorized to permanently live and work in the US.
In addition to proving that you are now a lawful permanent resident, a green card also lets you apply for a Social Security Card and a state driver’s license, or bring a foreign spouse to live in the US.
How to Apostille Your US Green Card
A green card also known as your legal permanent residence card is your gateway to almost all federal government services.
In order to apostille your green card, you first need to get it notarized with your local public notary. Note that you would need to bring a true copy of your green card along with a signed document and also a written statement stating that this is in fact a true copy. For instance, your notary would ask you to write a statement such as ‘I certify that to my knowledge this is a true color copy of my green card’. You would then be able to sign below the statement and have the notary public authenticate the document through his/her signatures.
Note that you would need to have the notary both sign, stamp and add all the appropriate required additional notarial documents with your green card notary signed true copy.
Once you have your green card notarized, you can then have it apostilled from your local Secretary of State. However, it might cost you both lost money and time if done by non-professionals who do not fully understand the apostille process and leave the chance for errors. Don’t let this delay the processing time for your green card apostille.
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