Applying for a U.S. green card? Read this book first! The U.S. immigration system is an enormous bureaucracy. It's vital that you understand all the requirements for getting a green card before starting your application - making a mistake can ruin your chances. Fortunately, How to Get a Green Card provides everything you need to understand whether you're eligible, and then make it through the bureaucratic maze. Find out how to work with U.S. officials, how to prepare and present the right documents, and what to expect every step of the way. Learn the quickest way to get a green card through: parents, siblings and adult children spouses and fiancés green card lotteries political asylum or refugee status and other categories The 9th edition is completely revised to reflect the latest application procedures, laws and fees. It also shows how to find the latest required forms online, and provides filled-out sample forms. This book is not appropriate for those seeking work-related green cards.