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5 Common Issues Preventing Green Card Approval

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"If you wish to work and live permanently in the United States, then you must apply for lawful permanent resident status or a Green Card. It is quite a well-known fact that non-US citizens require a Green Card to live in the US."
Written by My Visa Source Team
Published on:  May 13, 2021
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If you wish to work and live permanently in the United States, then you must apply for lawful permanent resident status or a Green Card. It is quite a well-known fact that non-US citizens require a Green Card to live in the US. 

However, there are several reasons why your Green Card application might get denied. It is important to keep in mind several factors that might lead to the rejection of your application. 

Here are the 5 Most Common Issues for Your Green Card Application Approval

     1. Health: 

Foreign nationals are required to take a medical examination to obtain permanent resident status. This examination is conducted by a government-approved doctor. If you fail to clear your medical examination, then your Green Card application will get rejected. 

Ailments like communicable diseases posing threat to public safety, not completing required vaccinations, drug abuse or addiction or certain physical and mental disorders that can threaten you or others can lead to negative results. 

     2. Legal and Security Status: 

Being convicted of certain kinds of crimes can also lead to the rejection of your Green Card application. These crimes include drug trafficking, prostitution, money laundering, fraud and others. If you enter the country and violate security laws, engage in terrorist efforts or adversely affect a US foreign policy, it will lead to severe consequences.

     3. Public Charge: 

This is the status of people who obtain benefits allowed by the US government for care or financial assistance during their residency. You can obtain these benefits based on your health, assets, family status, education and resources available. 

However, if someone has signed an affidavit to support you, then it is likely that you will be considered a public charge. 

     4. Application and Technical Requirements: 

The Green Card application requires you to complete different forms, fees and documents. These requirements will vary based on your specific status. 

However, if you fail to provide the required documents and attend the required appointments, the whole process can fail. This can lead to a visa denial. 

     5. Decision-Maker Error:

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials can make mistakes from time to time. If you feel like there has been an error of law made in your decision, you can request a review of the decision with the help of your immigration attorney.

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