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Section 13 (Diplomat)
Section 13 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of September 11, 1957 was created by Congress to allow individuals who entered the United States under diplomatic status to obtain a green card (permanent residence).
You may be eligible to receive a green card under Section 13 if you can establish that:
To apply for a green card (permanent residence) under Section 13 provisions, you need to file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
Supporting Evidence for Form I-485
The following evidence should be submitted with Form I-485:
Work & Travel Authorization
When you have a pending Form I-485, it is possible for you to apply for authorization to work in the United States and to seek advance parole (advance permission to travel and be admitted to the United States upon your return). For further information, see our Work Authorization and Travel Documents pages.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/23/2011