Special Immigrant

A special immigrant is a person who qualifies for a green card (permanent residence) under the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) special immigrant program. In order to apply for immigration documents under this status, an immigrant must fill out a petition documenting his or her circumstances and submit the petition to USCIS.

Religious workers, Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone government employees, physicians; international organization employees or family members, Juvenile Court dependents, Armed Forces members, Afghanistan or Iraq nationals who supported the U.S. Armed Forces as translators, and Iraq nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. Government in Iraq are eligible for special immigrant visas.