When Will I Need to Apply for the Green Card?

A green card is the visa needed to obtain permanent residency in the United States, but applicants must be at least 16 years old.

You can apply online or by mail to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can also send you an application.

Here are the best ways to apply for green cards through the federal government.


Use the Green Cards Application Process online When you register to apply, you’ll have to answer the USCIS questions and answer a couple of questions to confirm that you meet all the criteria for a green card.

If you don’t, the USCID won’t approve your application.

To avoid having to answer these questions, make sure you read all the information provided in the application.


Submit your Green Card Application When you’ve submitted your application, you can download and print it, or download and mail it in to the USCI at: USCI