Permanent Residency (PR)

What is the significance of a visa?

A visa is your passport to pursue your dreams abroad. It’s an official endorsement from immigration authorities permitting you to enter and stay in a foreign country for educational purposes. Without it, your journey to study abroad remains incomplete.

When’s the Right Time to Begin Your Student Visa Journey?

Timing is crucial when it comes to visa applications. Once you receive confirmation of enrollment from your chosen university or institution, it’s time to kick-start your visa application process. We recommend initiating this process as early as possible, irrespective of your program’s start date. Visa processing times vary across countries, and early application ensures a smooth transition to your study destination.

Permanent Residence

Permanent Residents (often called green card holders) are authorized to live and work on a permanent basis in the U.S. Whereas most nonimmigrants must document their intent to depart the U.S. after a period in the U.S., green card holders should have the intent to remain in the U.S.

There are several ways to obtain permanent residency in the U.S, including:

While each application process ultimately leads to the same goal, the green card, the application procedures and associated costs vary.  The timeline for completing a green card application heavily depend on the type of application as well as the country of birth of the applicant. Applications under the first employment-based preference category might be completed in as little as 6-8 months, whereas the process for individuals born in India or mainland China under the second and third preference categories will take years. Please consult with FSIS to discuss the timeline of a given green card application. Note that the University of Michigan generally does not sponsor green card applications that do not require employer sponsorship, such as EB-1A, NIW or family-based applications. 

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