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What documents do I need for a Green Card?

Applicant Supporting Documents

Here is a list of the documents the Applicant/Immigrant should provide as part of the green card application. Keep in mind that the employment/tax documents are only required if the applicant’s income will be supporting the petitioner/sponsor’s income.

  • Applicant’s Birth Certificate
  • Applicant’s Form I-94 (Last Admission Record)
  • Applicant’s Passport – Identification Page
  • Applicant’s U.S. Visa
  • Applicant’s Letter from Employer
  • Applicant’s Federal Tax Return Most Recent Year
  • Applicant’s Pay Stubs for the Last 6 Months
  • Applicant’s W2’s for the Most Recent Tax Year
  • Applicant Employment Authorization Card

“Good Faith” Marriage Supporting Documents

These are the documents you should provide as evidence of a “good faith” marriage:

  • Marriage Certificate
  • Wedding/Ongoing Marriage Evidence
  • Joint Assets and Co-Mingling of Funds
  • Joint Financial Responsibilities
  • Joint Ownership, Lease or Tenancy
  • Letters of Support from Friends & Family

Petitioner/Sponsor Supporting Documents

These are the documents that the Petitioner/Sponsor/U.S. Citizen should provide:

  • Petitioner’s Birth Certificate
  • Petitioner’s Passport
  • Petitioner’s Federal Tax Return Most Recent Year
  • Petitioner’s Letter From Employer
  • Petitioner’s Pay Stubs for the last 6 months
  • Petitioner’s W2’s for the Most Recent Tax Year

If you have any questions, feel free to chat with our support team by clicking on the chat icon on the lower left side of the screen.

Helpful links:

How to apply for a green card with SimpleCitizen
Green Card Eligibility Quiz

Updated on February 5, 2020

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