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A permanant resident I believe is somebody here with a green card a legal alien is somebody here on a visa!

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Q: What is the difference between a legal alien and a permanent resident?
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What is the difference between permanent alien and permanent resident?

A permanent alien can stay in a country, but not have resident status and certain privleges.

What is the difference between a naturalized citizen and a legal alien?

A naturalized citizen is a permanent resident and has all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship. A legal alien has permission to reside in the country (which may or may not be permanent, depending on the terms of the visa). A resident alien cannot vote or serve on a jury.

Non permanent resident alien?

A non-permanent resident alien is an individual that holds employment in the United States. They are not a citizen and they do not have a green card.

Are permanent resident aliens illegal aliens?

An alien is not illegal as long as she/he has documentation of status. An alien who is documented to be a permanent resident is not illegal. If the alien does not have and never has had documentation of an immigration status, then that person is an illegal alien.

What is the difference between a visa number and alien number?

There is not much difference and there is a LOT of difference! A visa number is assigned to a person entering the USA. It later can become his/her Resident Alien number if alien status is granted. An alien number (usually from your visa number) is assigned to you when you have been granted legal Resident Alien status.

Is an L1 visa holder considered a non-permanent or permanent resident alien?

I believe you are not a resident alien at all, you are a alien, legally allowed to live and work in the USA for the duration of the L1 (up to 7 years) but you are not a "resident" There are many law firms who could answer precisely this question.

Can a permanent resident marry an undocumented alien and grant them residency?

No. Only the country's immigration department can grant a person residency. However, marriage to a permanent resident may assist the alien in their application to residency.

Are you still legal when marriage ends?

If sponsored by a spouse, who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, an alien may obtain permanent resident status through the use of a petition naming the alien as a direct beneficiary. Marriage is the tool by which this is done. However, if the marriage is terminated through divorce or annulment before permanent residence is granted, then the alien will not be eligible for permanent resident status by this affiliation. So the answer to your question depends on whether or not you completed your immigration status, if so then you will be seen as a legal resident.

Is the permanent resident alien card also known as a green card?


How can an alien become a citizen of the Philippines?

You need to be a permanent resident for 10 years.

How long must a legal alien live in the US before becoming a US citizen?

A legal alien has to be a permanent resident for at least 5 years before becoming a US citizen. However, it may take a long time before the alien become a permanent resident. For example, an alien could be on a student visa for 10 years before becoming a permanent resident. They would then have to wait another 5 years before becoming a US citizen.

Can an illegal alien request in US to become permanent resident if he is married to a legal alien?

Yup i guess, try ask your mom

What is the process of obtaining a new alien resident card if you are a permanent resident married to a US citizen?

You can go to the USCIS website and find the form for renewal of alien resident card (permanent resident card or "green card"), fill out the application, print it and send it with other required documents along with the payment. Your other choice is going to the INS and get the forms.

May a permanent resident alien receive disability benefits?

In my opinion a permanent resident alien should be able to receive disability benefits if only he is qualified for that according to the same low what is for US citizen. Opposite to this statment is in contradiction to humanitarian law. Janusz Gajewski

What is the process of renewing an expired alien resident card if you are a permanent resident married to a US citizen?

Answer: If you have been married for 3 yrs or more than you can choose to renew your permanent resident card or file for citizenship. If you choose to renew your card, its the same process as any other permanent resident would have to go through.

What will happen if an alien with a waver visa marries a permanent resident in USA and then stays as an illegal?

The resident would need to wait until becoming a US citizen until filing for residency for the illegal alien spouse.

How can a alien renew passport?

how can a alien resident update his passport? how can a alien resident update his passport?

You married an Illegal Alien who is not a legal permanent resident can you lose your security clearance?

Yes. You are knowingly harboring a criminal.

What is a resident alien?

What is a resident alien? The term 'resident alien' means an individual whose residence is within the Philippines and who is not a citizen thereof.

How can you get papers in the US if you get married in the US to a permanent resident?

Yes, however you would have to wait until your spouse becomes a citizen in order to file for alien resident status.

When was Resident Alien created?

Resident Alien was created on 1995-10-24.

Mother is illegal alien and father is permanent resident of US who gets child custody?

Whoever it is better for the kids to live with.

Is a permanent resident divorced alien still legal?

It depends on how long they were married. Generally if it was less than 2 years then no.

Is a green card green?

No! The original Permanent Resident Alien Cards were green, and conversationally, the term "Green Card" still means Permanent Resident Status. Now they do have small green stripes on them. See related link.

How do you use Resident Alien in a sentence?

Maybe use it in "The Alien Resident entered the village.". It means a new, and not native, Resident.