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Best Green Card Services

  1. Simple Citizen
  2. Legal Zoom
  3. Citizen Path
  4. Green Card Experts
  5. Visa Pro
  6. Green Card Family

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Best Green Card Services for May 2019

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Green Card Services

Where do you get a Green Card? If you are not a citizen of the United States, having a green card enables you to live and work legally in the country. This identification card proves that you have permanent resident status and must be carried at all times if you are 18 and older.

There are three common ways to qualify for a green card: 1) sponsorship by a family member, 2) sponsorship by an employer, and 3) through refugee or asylum status. In the past, the green card application process was long and frustrating, sometimes taking months to complete. That's why green card services have become so popular.


Simple Citizen harnesses the power of technology to process green card applications quickly, inexpensively, and accurately. Using a strictly-online interface with a process similar to popular software TurboTax, this service walks you through all of the questions you need to complete your application. Live help is readily available and your application is reviewed by an attorney. SimpleCitizen is our top choice among the best green card services.

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LegalZoom has a well-established reputation across a variety of legal situations. Although their green card service is on the expensive side, it may be worth it to have access to an experienced attorney to walk you through the entire process. LegalZoom is a good choice for people who prefer not to use the do-it-yourself approach to getting a green card.

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Citizen Path helps you determine the forms you'll need for your green card application or other immigration status; you only pay for the forms you need. Customers have great things to say about this service and their support team. The only downside is that Citizen Path does not have any attorney review as part of their process.

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Green Card Experts specializes in one thing: the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program, also known as the green card lottery. They help prepare your application and maintain it in the lottery system for anywhere from one year to a lifetime ("until selected"). Green Card Experts has a great reputation, but many people hoping for permanent resident status may not be eligible for the one type of green card that this service covers.

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Visa Pro offers one-on-one help for clients who need help with immigration issues. Their experienced attorneys work directly with clients to complete all necessary forms. They offer a free 10-minute consultation with an immigration lawyer to determine your eligibility. Unfortunately, they do not publish any details about how much their services cost, bringing them down in our rankings compared with more transparent green card companies.

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Green Card Family offers do-it-yourself paperwork packages for the green card application. However, your application will not be reviewed for accuracy, and they will only answer general questions about the process, not anything specific to your situation. We recommend you select a more comprehensive service for your green card needs.

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Traditionally, whichever path made the most sense for you, the green card application process would take several months - or longer - with a large amount of paperwork to be completed. Many green card hopefuls became frustrated while completing the forms necessary for their application. And it was not unusual for green card applications to be returned for a single error, creating further delays and possibly resulting in rejection of the applicant.

For these reasons, green card services have become popular. Why risk unnecessary delays and having your application rejected if you can work with an experienced professional to make sure that everything is in order? These services range from do-it-yourself application packets that are reviewed by immigration experts, to full-service companies with attorneys that have years of experience in immigration law that can help you through every step of the process.

It's important to understand that for people who "entered without inspection" - or who came into the US without interacting with a border agent (for example, an "undocumented immigrant") - there may be even fewer ways to get permanent resident status. As immigration laws have changed several times over the last few years, you should be aware of whatever the current possibilities may be for your particular situation.

Which green card service is right for you? As you consider the various green card srevices, here are several things to keep in mind:

  • Cost. How much will you need to spend to get your green card application filled out and submitted properly? Does the company charge for each document, or do they offer a flat-fee package?
  • Reputation. Does the green card service have an established track record for helping applicants get their green card as quickly and easily as possible? Do clients have good things to say about working with the people at the company?
  • Simplicity. Is the website easy to use? Does the business make the green card process easy to understand? Do you have a clear picture of what your green card application process will be like?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Green Card services currently available. We hope that this information helps you obtain your green card and permanent resident status, so that you can work and live in the United States, as quickly as possible!

Green Cards In The News

UAE, Saudi Arabia launch new Green Card systems

So Paulo - The governments of the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have just launched permanent residency programs for non-nationals along the lines of the United States' Green Card. ...

Published:  Wed, 22 May 2019 19:01:00 GMT

Trump's 'Public Charge' Rule Left 1 In 7 Immigrant Families Too Afraid To Apply For Benefits 'Out Of Fear Of Risking Future Green Card Status': Study

The Trump administration's plan to start considering immigrants' use of certain benefits programs as a "negative factor" when considering applications for a green card or temporary visa has already ...

Published:  Wed, 22 May 2019 04:28:00 GMT

I got my green card the 'right way.' Our legal immigration system is broken

I got my green card the 'right way.' Our legal immigration system is broken President Donald Trump's immigration plan might not be the right solution but it sheds light on our legal immigration ...

Published:  Wed, 22 May 2019 07:49:00 GMT

Rights and benefits of the Saudi "Green Card'

JEDDAH: The Um Al-Qura newspaper, the official gazette of the Saudi government, has published new information concerning the laws and regulations of the Privileged Iqama, widely known as the Saudi ...

Published:  Sun, 19 May 2019 17:00:00 GMT

New Trump immigration plan would overhaul green card system

WASHINGTON - Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit "top talent" to the nation as he unveiled his latest ...

Published:  Thu, 16 May 2019 13:08:00 GMT

President Proposes New Merit-Based Green Card System

On May 16, 2019, President Donald Trump outlined, in broad strokes, his new immigration plan. The proposal delineates two primary goals: securing the U.S. border and protecting American workers. Most ...

Published:  Mon, 20 May 2019 15:30:00 GMT

Trump unveils 'merit-based' immigration system that would overhaul green card system

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit "top talent" to the nation as he unveiled his latest efforts to ...

Published:  Thu, 16 May 2019 12:55:00 GMT

Donald Trump Unveils New Immigration Plan, Proposes to Replace Green Card With Build America Visa

Washington: Donald Trump has said he will replace the existing green cards with "Build America' visa, as the US President unveiled a new merit and points-based immigration policy that seeks to ...

Published:  Fri, 17 May 2019 00:16:00 GMT

Green Card Overhaul Part Of Trump Immigration Plan

President Trump speaks about modernizing the immigration system in the Rose Garden of the White House, Thursday, May 16. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON, DC - Setting aside some of his ...

Published:  Thu, 16 May 2019 15:11:00 GMT

Trump immigration plan to emphasize merit based immigration, overhaul green card system

WASHINGTON -- After years of setbacks and stalemates, President Donald Trump will lay out yet another immigration plan as he tries to convince the American public and lawmakers that the nation's ...

Published:  Thu, 16 May 2019 16:12:00 GMT

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