Getting A Green Card? The Wait Could Be Longer Than Expected. Here’s Why
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India is amongst the leading nations whose citizens get United States Green Cards every year.
Press Trust of India|Last Updated: July 11, 2017
Washington: There is a prolonged 12-year waiting duration for Indians getting long-term residency likewise called Green Card in the United States as competent staff members, inning accordance with a brand-new report. India is likewise amongst the leading nations whose locals get Green Cards every year.
In 2015, about 36,318 Indians changed their status to irreversible residency while 27,798 Indians are brand-new arrivals who got legal long-term residency through a Green Card, Pew Research stated.
“In one employment-related classification, individuals from India looking for irreversible house as experienced workers presently have a 12-year waiting list. To puts it simply, the federal government presently is processing applications submitted in May of 2005,” the report stated.
Green Card, is the migration status of an individual authorised to work and live in the United States completely. A Green Card holder can use for United States citizenship after 5 years of residency.
Permit holders who changed their status are most likely than brand-new arrivals to be in their prime working years of 25 to 64. Amongst those who changed their status, 72 percent were of ages 25 to 64, compared to 55 percent of brand-new arrivals, the research study report stated.
Inning accordance with the research study, in every because 2004, the United States has actually released more Green Cards to immigrants residing in the nation on another visa who change their legal status than to brand-new arrivals.
In 2015, there were 508,716 brand-new arrivals who got legal irreversible residency through a Green Card and 542,315 individuals changed their status, it stated. In every because 2004, the United States has actually released more Green Cards to immigrants residing in the nation on another visa who changed their legal status than to brand-new arrivals.
Considering that 2004, an overall of 7.4 million individuals who changed their status and 5.5 million brand-new arrivals have actually gotten legal irreversible residency through a Green Card, the research study stated.
Employment-related classifications (consisting of employees’ member of the family) represented 14 percent of 2015 Green Cards. Refugees (11 percent) and individuals given asylum (3 percent) together comprised a comparable share, it stated. There is likewise a “variety” classification for individuals from nations with traditionally low rates of United States migration (5 percent).