Green Card through a Job Offer
If you want to apply for a green card (permanent residence) based on the fact that you have a permanent employment opportunity in the United States, or if you are an employer that wants to sponsor someone for a green card based on permanent employment in the United States, you must go through the following processes.
Unless you are eligible to petition for yourself (see the “Green Card Through Self Petition” page), most employment petitions require a job offer and require that the employer petition for the worker. Most employers petition for an employee using Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker. For more information on how to petition for an employee, see the “Working in the U.S.” page.
If You Are Living Outside the United States
If You Are Living in the United States
Supporting Evidence For Form I-485
Last Reviewed/Updated: 12/07/2009