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If someone has an expired visa and has lived in the US year

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If someone has an expired visa and has lived in the US for 16 year can they apply for permanent residence or a green card? They have always paid taxes and never been in trouble with the law.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Expert James replied 6 months ago.

It depends. First, permanent residence results in a green card. The green card is evidence of permanent residence.

On what basis would they be applying? Marriage to a US citizen? Or through an adult US citizen child?

Expert:  Expert James replied 6 months ago.

Hi again,

I received a message that you reviewed my response and you require additional assistance. However I cannot see your correspondence above.

Please post it again, so I can continue to assist you.

Thank you!