U.S. Green Card Applications for Australian Citizens
Worldwide Migration Partners’ team of U.S. immigration lawyers specialize in helping Australian citizens looking to migrate to the United States of America. For Australians looking for permanent residency in the U.S. (commonly known as a green card), our experienced team provides comprehensive support to ensure your application has the greatest chance of success.
Worldwide Migration Partners have U.S. attorneys located across Australia ready to guide you through the green card application and support your migration process from beginning to end. Our team is available to help you in person, over the phone, via email, or video chat online. We work in your time zone, which means our specialist U.S. migration lawyers are available when you need them.
U.S. Permanent Residency
U.S. permanent residency or green cards allow holders to live freely and indefinitely inside the United States. Successful applicants are entitled to work in the U.S. and travel in and out of the country as needed.
Permanent resident applications or the process to receive a U.S. green card is highly dependant on the type of category you are eligible to apply for. Applicants generally fall into one of 5 categories:
This category includes immediate relatives of U.S. citizens and includes spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents.
Preference Based Immigration
This category includes spouses and unmarried children of current U.S permanent residents as well as the adult children and siblings of U.S. citizens
This category is for applicants who have a U.S. employer who is willing to petition them for permanent residence.
Investment Based Immigration (EB5 Investor Visa)
This category is for applicants who are looking to invest at least $1.8 million USD or a reduced $900,000 USD if the investment is made in a Targeted Employment Area to finance a business in the United States that will employ at least 10 American workers.
Diversity Visa Lottery (Green Card lottery)
Australian citizens are eligible to apply for the U.S diversity visa program commonly known as the green card lottery. The green card lottery issues up to 55,000 immigrant visas each fiscal year to applicants who are drawn at random.
For more specific advice on your situation, eligibility, and chances of a successful application for lawful permanent residency in the U.S. we encourage you to reach out to our expert team. We are happy to help you determine the best pathway to becoming a permanent resident in the USA.
Green Card Application Guidance and Support for Your U.S. Migration Process
As expats ourselves, we understand the stress and confusion that can come with migrating overseas. Our experienced U.S. migration lawyers strive to provide a complete and in-depth service that takes all the stress, worry and hassle out of the green card application process and make your transition to the U.S. as smooth as possible.
Our experienced team of U.S. migration lawyers will:
- Clarify your options and potential scenarios surrounding your case
- Assist you in collecting the proper documentation
- Correctly classify the application and ensure requirements are met
- Prepare and submit all forms and documentation
- Communicate with relevant agencies including the DOL, USCIS, and the U.S. Consulate
- Monitor the entire application process
Our friendly team will be here for you every step of the way for any questions that pop up like; questions about timing, taxation, health care, and education in the U.S. We can also advise on pet carriers to make sure your pet can join you on this journey.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Outside of a few specific categories, there is generally no avenue to self-sponsor yourself for permanent residency in the USA. We highly recommend you speak to our experienced team to understand exactly what options are available to you.