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green card

n.
1. A card issued by the US government allowing an alien to work at most jobs in the United States.
2. A green-colored card shown to the captain of a women's lacrosse team by a referee, indicating a delay-of-game penalty.

[Sense 1, from the green card on which the document was formerly printed.]

green card

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an official permit allowing the holder permanent residence and employment, issued to foreign nationals in the US
2. (Insurance) an insurance document covering motorists against accidents abroad
3. (Social Welfare) social welfare (formerly, in Britain) an identification card issued by the Manpower Services Commission to a disabled person, to show registration for employment purposes and eligibility for special services. See also handicap register, registered disabled

green′ card`


n.
an official card, orig. green, issued by the U.S. government to foreign nationals permitting them to work in the U.S.
[1965–70]
green′-card`er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.green card - a card that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States; "he was surprised to discover that green cards are no longer green"
positive identification - evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system; recognition by the system leads to acceptance; "a system for positive identification can prevent the use of a single identity by several people"
Translations

green card

n (Brit) (Aut) → carta verde (Am) (residence permit) → permesso di soggiorno
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USAFIS organization invites qualified applicants from all over the world to apply for the Green Card DV Lottery Program.
Entrepreneurs in Dubai are in the best position to benefit from a US Green Card, and we are pleased to assist.
When I received my green card in the early 1960s, I was given the advice: Remember, you're on probation.
The Green Card Lottery, also known as the Diversity Visa program, is an annual lottery mandated by the United States Congress and administered by the United States State Department for the purpose of increasing diversity within immigration numbers.
The names of those who have had a straight run of green cards across each half term are placed into a hat.
An immigrant's ``place in line'' for a green card would correspond to the length of time he or she had been in the U.
Around 50,000 green cards are given out every year, but Britain is not included.
According to the indictment against Tyson, "If the document, such as a Social Security card or a green card, provided by the employee was counterfeit but contained a true Social Security number or alien registration number issued to a real person of that name (even though the person supplying the card was an imposter and not the person stated on the card) it would pass the EVP/Basic Pilot Program, even though the card was counterfeit and was obtained illegally, as the defendants and the other coconspirators then and there well knew.
This October, the USAFIS Organization prepared and submitted a record number of Green Card applications on behalf of customers who seek a new life in America or a U.
In February 2013, Working Committee of the Green Card Bureau Council gave their affirmative estimation to Azerbaijan, as a probable member of the system.
It allows foreign nationals who invest at least $500,000 and create 10 jobs or more in the US to apply for a permanent resident visa or green card.