Applying for a U.S. green card? Read this book first! The U.S. immigration system is an enormous bureaucracy and making a mistake on your application for a green card can ruin your chances of receiving one -- so it's vital that you understand all the requirements for getting a green card before starting your application. How to Get a Green Card is your handbook through this complex process. The updated edition is completely revised to reflect the latest laws, contact information, and fees, plus critical new procedural information. It also shows how to find the latest required forms online, and provides filled-out sample forms to give you a visual understanding of how the application process works. This book is not appropriate for those seeking work-related green cards.