Permanent Residence

Permanent Residence (PR) in the U.S. is an immigration status that allows a foreign citizen to live and work permanently in the U.S. while retaining home country citizenship. Permanent Residence is not the same as U.S. citizenship. There are a number of terms that are used to refer to PR, including: green card; immigrant status; immigrant visa; lawful permanent residence; resident alien.

OISS will serve as the liaison to an outside immigration attorney for all permanent residency petitions.

Please begin gathering the following documents before contacting OISS for assistance:

  • All immigration documents (entire history in the U.S.)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Current employment agreement/contract
  • Job description
  • All documents related to dependents (if any)

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