Green Card as a Special Immigrant

You may qualify for immigration under specific categories if you meet certain criteria. These categories include:

  1. Religious Worker: You are eligible if you belong to a religious denomination and are coming to the U.S. to work for a nonprofit religious organization.
  2. Special Immigrant Juvenile: If you are a juvenile who requires protection from a juvenile court due to abuse, abandonment, or neglect by a parent, you may be eligible.
  3. Afghanistan or Iraq National: Eligibility is granted to Afghan or Iraqi individuals who served as translators or interpreters for the U.S. government or were employed by or for the U.S. government in Iraq on or after March 20, 2003, for at least one year. Afghan employees of the U.S. government or International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) also qualify.
  4. International Broadcaster: You qualify if you are arriving in the U.S. to work in the media as a member of the U.S. Agency for Global Media (USAGM) or a USAGM grantee.
  5. Employee of an International Organization or Family Member or NATO-6 Employee or Family Member: Eligibility extends to retired officers or employees of eligible international organizations or NATO and their eligible family members.

These categories provide specific paths to immigration based on unique circumstances and qualifications. Understanding which category aligns with your situation is crucial when considering your immigration options.

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