There are many different ways for an individual to gain a Green Card, or permanent residence, through employment.  Certain certified jobs allow people to gain permanent residence.  Often, these opportunities must be certified by the employer, but some types of employment are not eligible for a Green Card. 

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Here are a list of conditions for getting a Green Card through a job:

    • You can become a permanent resident if you are offered permanent employment in the U.S.  You must get a labor certification and file a Form I-140.
    • You can become a permanent resident if you are an investor or entrepreneur and if you invest in an enterprise that creates new U.S. jobs.
    • You can become a permanent resident if you petition for a Green Card based on extraordinary ability.
    • You can become a permanent resident based on specialized categories of jobs.

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