Receiving Green Card under Section 13 (Diplomat)
Section 13 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) of Sept. 11, 1957 was created by Congress to allow individuals who entered the United States under diplomatic status to obtain a Green Card (permanent residence).
You may be eligible to receive a Green Card under Section 13 if you can establish that:
• You entered the United States as an A-1, A-2, G-1, or G-2 nonimmigrant
• You failed to maintain your A-1, A-2, G-1, or G-2 nonimmigrant status
• Your duties were diplomatic or semi-diplomatic (not