How you can secure an American Green Card by working for a church
One of the most sought-after travel credentials worldwide is the United States of America Green Card.
The document allows immigrants to reside and work in the United States permanently. It is widely considered that this country offers many opportunities for people to make money and improve their lives.
Application at American embassies or the lottery system, in which candidates are chosen at random as winners using a computer-generated system, are the two most popular ways to obtain this visa.
However, there is another way for foreigners to secure this highly sought document.
According to TikToker Attorney Martinez, an Immigration Attorney who offers her services in 50 American states, churches are actively looking for workers and arranging for these employees to obtain visas.
“You can get a Green Card by working part-time for a church. It’s called a religious visa. What it requires is that a church basically brings you over here (America) from your home country to work part-time for them. And guess what? It can eventually lead to a green card. This is so uncommon that churches are literally begging me to find employees for them so that they can give them visas to come over here. The visas last five years and literally no one is applying. So I suggest dusting off your Bible and applying now,” said Attorney Martinez.
She added that all faiths, including Christians, Muslims, Hindus, and others, qualified for the religious visa.
The winners are notified initially by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.
“We issue a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) to all permanent residents as proof that they are authorized to live and work in the United States. If you are a permanent resident age 18 or older, you are required to have a valid Green Card in your possession at all times,” said the Immigration Department on its website.
If one is a conditional permanent resident, they cannot renew their two-year Green Card. Instead, they must file to remove this condition 90 days before the Green Card expires, or they will be at risk of losing the permanent resident status that comes with winning the lottery.
A lottery winner must replace their Green Card in certain circumstances, including the card is about to expire, lost or stolen, your residency status has changed, you have legally changed your name or you have never received the card previously issued to you, among other reasons.