APPLY FOR, RENEW, OR REPLACE A GREEN CARD

Green Card (Permanent Resident Card):

  • Confirms your official immigration status in the country
  • Guarantees you specific rights and responsibilities
  • Required for those who want to naturalize as a U.S. Citizen

For questions regarding Green Cards, contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

Apply for a Green Card

Renew or Replace a Green Card

When should you renew or replace your Green Card

Beware of Scams

Scammers and fraudsters are always around the corner ready to come into the picture when they notice applicants who are not familiar with the process; they will not only take your information but your money as well. Learn about common immigration scams and identity fraud.

AUTHENTICATE DOCUMENTS

Documents issued in the country can be brought and presented to other countries. Documents such as court orders, contracts, vital records, and educational diplomas are included.

Different states in the country have different processes in releasing such documents and other significant factors. You can check with your state’s Document Authentication Agency (DAA)  and Authentications and Apostilles for more information.

For more information, details on a procedure, or status, call the DOS Office of Authentications at 1-202-485-8000, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET, Monday through Friday.

DIVERSITY IMMIGRANT VISA LOTTERY PROGRAM

The Green card Lottery or the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, grants Green Cards to a limited number of eligible immigrants.

If you are interested to participate:

Call the Kentucky Consular Center at 1-606-526-7500 for help or review the DV Lottery Instructions.

Registration Periods and DV lottery Results

You can check your status for results of the lottery in 2014 and 2015.

Fraud Warning

Due to the increasing number of fraudulent e-mails and letters sent to DV program applicants; the government does not send e-mail notifications for successful applicants.

SPONSOR A FOREIGN SPOUSE, FUTURE SPOUSE, OR RELATIVE

You status will determine who you can sponsor.

U.S. citizens:

Permanent residents:

Refugees or asylees within the past two years:

Relatives or members of U.S. military:

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS FOR FOREIGN RESIDENTS RETURNING TO THE U.S.

For Green Card holders and foreign citizens living in the country; additional documents are required to return to the country after travelling overseas. These are the documents you should secure before your trip from the USCIS:

Permanent and Conditional Residents

All Other Foreign Citizens Living in the U.S.

 

For assistance if you travelled without a travel document; contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)