More than half of America does not own a passport. Why is that? Simple, they don’t feel the need to leave and they don’t want to. Progression, innovation and science has been the pride of the USA for the last century. Many consider the USA the ‘promised land’ and dream of moving to the country of Hollywood and American football.
The United States is diverse with more immigrants than any other country in the world by far - 47 million in 2015** and there are countless reasons why people choose the USA as their home. They want to live in freedom, practice their religion freely, and simply to make better lives for themselves and their children. Having the largest national economy in the world, the US offers migrants the opportunity to achieve their dreams and experience the American way of life. For many it has been a place where an ordinary person can build a great career and be successful.
The best known way to get residency in the USA is the Green Card. A Green Card can be obtained in three different ways. The first one is through a family member and the second option is getting an employment based Green Card.
The third way of getting a Green Card is by participating in the annual Green Card diversity lottery. Make sure you take our quick quiz below to see if you qualify!
Work and Business Visas
There are a number of employment based immigrant visas available. There are five categories of visa as follows. Spouses and children may accompany or follow-to-join employment-based immigrants:
Through your family
The Diversity visa is for immigrants from countries with historically low rates of immigration to the United States. A limited number of visas are available each fiscal year.
Trainee and Exchange Visas
The US offer numerous visas for young adults over the age of 18 to work and travel in the US. These range from au-pair visas, to teachers, to interns and even a general working holiday visa if you come from certain countries.
Hundreds of thousands of students study in the US every year. You can apply for a student visa to study in a US High School, University or college.
Constitution-based federal republic; strong democratic tradition
Here are some ways to get citizenship in the USA
The passport for the United States allows you to travel to 160 countries without a visa.
Its global rank is 11.