Law Office of Immigration & International Trade Law | Linda Liang
One does not automatically have the privilege to be permanent residence after 5 years of living and working in US. How you can petition for green card depends on what your legal status is. You are welcome to contact us with specifics for us to assess your situation.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Nicastro Piscopo, APLC | Louis M. Piscopo
No you cannot apply for a Green Card merely because you lived in the U.S. for 5 years. To apply for a Green Card you must be petitioned by a qualifying family member, or being sponsor and petitioned through the Labor Certification and I-140 processing.
Answer Applies to: California