United States Immigration Services

Online Guide to U.S. Visas, ESTA, Green Cards & More

United States Immigration Services is a major publisher of immigration guides and legal eBooks. Our do-it-yourself immigration guides are designed to assist immigrants in navigating the complicated United States immigration system. We strive to provide the best information about immigration to the United States.

Green Card Application and U.S. Newcomer’s Guide Package


You will find comprehensive, easy-to-understand information about how to apply for a Green Card as well as everything you need about living in the United States. This package contains all the necessary information to apply for a Green Card. It includes application instructions, requirements, and official forms.

  • Start Application Immediately
  • Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Apply Online or by Mail
  • Pricing and Fee Information Included
  • Checklist of Required Documents
  • Unlimited Online Support

Part 1: Green Card Application

Part 1: Green Card Application

  • Overview of the Green Card
  • How do you qualify for a Green Card?
  • How to Adopt a Green Card
  • How to get a Green Card by Working
  • How to get a Green Card by Investing
  • How to get a Green Card by Marriage
  • How to get a Green Card through a relative
  • How to get a Green Card for a Special Immigrant
  • How to apply for the United States if you’re already here
  • How to apply for the United States if you’re not in the United States
  • Green Card Interview Information
  • Explanation of the differences between a permanent and conditional Green Card
  • Traveling with a Permanent Green Card or Conditional Green Card
  • Information regarding reentry permits available to Green Card holders
  • Information about eligibility
  • List of Documents Required
  • Information about Filing Fees
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
  • List of all USCIS Offices in the Nation
  • Directory of U.S. Consulates and Embassies
  • How to get the most recent United States immigration forms

Part 2: A Newcomer's Guide To The U.S

  • Overview of the United States Immigration System
  • Arriving in the United States
  • Climate in the United States
  • Holidays in America
  • How to apply for a State ID/Driver’s License
  • How to apply for a Social Security Card
  • Bank and Money Transfer to the United States
  • Purchase a car and get insurance
  • Health and Life Insurance
  • Medicaid and Medicare
  • Learn more about U.S. taxes
  • American Life:
  • The American business culture
  • How to get a job in the United States
  • Unions and the workforce
  • Start a business in the United States
  • Studying in the United States
  • How to maintain your U.S. residency
  • How to apply for U.S. Citizenship
  • List of American Consulates and Embassies
  • All USCIS (formerly INS), offices in the United States
A Green Card, also known as Permanent Resident Card, is proof that an individual is a legal permanent resident in the United States. A Green Card holder has the right to work and live permanently in the United States. Green Card holders must comply with all federal regulations and register with the United States government. Green Card holders can leave the United States for vacation or work purposes. There are restrictions on the time an immigrant can remain outside the United States. A document, known as a “Reentry Permit”, must be obtained by the USCIS before an immigrant can travel.

Green Card Holders are eligible for reentry permits

Green Card holders are not eligible to obtain a permit for reentry when they travel abroad. A “Reentry Permit” is not required for citizens of the United States and nonimmigrants.
A reentry permit is required to maintain an alien’s permanent resident status (Green Card). Green Card holders who leave the United States for an extended period of time without obtaining a permit to reenter may lose their Green Cards. All permanent residents need to be aware that there are specific requirements when traveling abroad with their Green Card. The Green Card Information Guide provides detailed information about how long Green Card holders can stay in the United States without losing their Green Card privileges. It also contains information on how to apply for a reentry permit if you are staying longer than the allowed time.
For individuals who are planning to leave the United States for more than a specified time, they will need to apply for and receive a special travel document called a reentry permit. An individual can leave the U.S. provided that the application has been submitted in the United States. If you apply in advance and leave the country before your permit is approved, the application document could be denied. This can create problems when you return to the country. Although it is possible to get a return resident visa, this is not always possible.