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To Whom It May Concern; I am on E-1 Visa status since 2003.

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To Whom It May Concern;
I am on E-1 Visa status since 2003. My company also has 4 American Citizens working full time with me. I work in US (Florida) full time.
I know that E-1 Visas do not quality for permanent residency status (green card so to speak)
Would you please inform if or under what condition will I be able to apply for Permanent Residency ?
Are there other types of E Visas or Visas available in my case that I can consider?
If there are, I would like to find more detailed information.
Thank you,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.

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ANSWER: First, it is important to remember that there are only a few ways one can get a green card. The law does not make everyone eligible for one. So what I am going to tell you is what the law says. I have no control over that.

There are only a few ways one can be eligible for a green card:

- family-based immigration

- employment-based immigration

- DV lottery

- asylum/refugee

- special immigrant (like a religious worker)

- immigrant investor visa ($500,000 or $1 million investment and the creation of at least 10 jobs for US workers)

I am happy to answer any questions about any of those if you have them.

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Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.

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