1. Birth Certificates (with translation).
Birth certificates are an essential part of the application process for obtaining permanent residence in a given country. It is important to ensure that the birth certificate is valid and up-to-date, with all of the necessary information filled out correctly. The birth certificate should be translated into the language of the country being applied to and submitted as part of the application.
2. Marriage Certificate and/or Prior Divorce Decree.
Applicants may need to provide a copy of their marriage certificate or prior divorce decree in order to prove that any previous marriages are legally dissolved and that they are eligible for permanent residence. It is important to make sure these documents are up-to-date, valid, and filled out correctly before submitting them with the application.
3. Passport Biographical Information Page and US Visa/Entry Stamps.
These documents serve as proof of identity when applying for residency abroad, so it is important to have an up-to-date passport with all necessary biographical information included on it, such as name, date of birth, and place of birth. A passport may also require US visa/entry stamps from previous trips to the country being applied for as part of the application process.
4. I-94 Record.
The I-94 form is a record of arrival and departure for those who have traveled to or from the United States. It includes information about an individual’s stay in the country and is required for adjustment of status applications in many countries.
5. Nonimmigrant Status Documents.
These documents include proof that an individual has been legally admitted into the United States on a nonimmigrant basis, such as an F-1 student visa, H-1B work visa, or any other type of temporary visa. This information is necessary for those who are applying for permanent residence and will need to show proof of their status in the country.
6. J-1 Status Documents.
J-1 visas are issued to individuals participating in exchange visitor programs, such as au pairs or interns. These documents may need to be provided when adjusting status from a nonimmigrant visa holder to a permanent resident.
7. Employment Authorization Documents (EAD).
Individuals who have been granted an employment authorization document (EAD) must provide this document when applying for permanent residence in order to prove that they are legally authorized to work in the United States.
8. I-140 and PERM Labor Certification Documents.
If an individual is applying for a green card through their employer, they may need to provide an I-140 form and PERM labor certification documents in order to prove that the employer is willing to sponsor them for permanent residence.
9. Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists and Other Healthcare Workers.
Those who are employed in healthcare occupations may need to provide additional documentation regarding their credentials and qualifications in order to be eligible for adjustment of status. This includes proof of educational background and any required licenses or certifications from the relevant state/territory.
Applicants must submit a number of passport-style photographs with their application as part of the residency process. These photos must meet certain requirements such as size, background color, and quality in order to be considered valid.
11. Medical Examination.
Applicants must also submit to a medical examination performed by an authorized doctor and provide the results of this exam as part of the application process. This is done to confirm that the individual applying for residency does not suffer from any communicable or contagious diseases or any other health issues that could inhibit their ability to work or live in the country.
12. Information About Upcoming Travel Plans.
Applicants may be asked to provide information about any upcoming travel plans they have, such as the date of departure and length of stay when leaving the country. This is important for those who will be applying for permanent residence while living abroad in order to ensure that the application process can still be completed in a timely manner. Additionally, individuals may need to inform their US consulate or embassy of their current address and contact details in case there are any changes during the application process.