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Your green card and your career

On Behalf of | Nov 8, 2021 | green cards

Wanting to gain U.S. citizenship can motivate you to get a job and learn more about your new home. Having a green card can facilitate your effort to pass the naturalization requirements.

The advantage of having a green card is that you do not have to wait until you have citizenship to start working in the United States.

Participate in your community

The process of obtaining a green card is easiest when you have another family member who already has U.S. citizenship. With their help, you can petition for legal residency of your own. Once granted, you can apply for your own social security card, as well as follow the requirements to get a driver’s license. Both of these privileges allow you to actively participate in your community.

Finding a job can give you purpose and keep you motivated as you continue through the naturalization process. You can utilize community resources to draft a resume. Strategically list your skills and competencies. Using job search engines, as well as networking with other community members, may enable you to identify potential jobs.

Grow your career

With a green card, you can enjoy a majority of the privileges of a U.S. citizen, including getting a job. According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, you will need to complete the I-9 form as well. You can ask your employer about your options for growing with your company. As you experience career growth, you may seek employment opportunities that stretch you and enable you to reach your professional goals.

Your green card remains eligible even if you leave the United States so long as you are not gone longer than one year. You will need to renew your green card periodically to continue to legally reside in the United States as you await citizenship.