As of May 1, 2017, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be issuing redesigned Permanent Resident Cards (Green Card) and Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Redesigned Green Cards and EADs will:
See full announcement here for details on the USCIS website.
If you are considering obtaining a U.S. permanent residency or green card, be aware that you may be subject to adverse U.S. tax consequences if you relinquish the green card later. Before applying for a permanent residency or green card, seek professional tax advice regarding expatriation taxes under U.S. law.
The World Bank Group does not assist staff or retirees with their Special Immigration application.
Retirees of the Bank Group are eligible to apply for a U.S. permanent residency under the Special Immigration Provision if they meet all these conditions:
If the petition is not filed within six months of the retirement or termination, USCIS will not process the request.
Children (on dependent G4 visas) of current or former staff of the Bank Group are eligible to apply for U.S. permanent residency under the Special Immigration Provision if they meet these conditions:
When to Apply
|Step 01 - Action by Staff|
Retirees (with no access to myHR Self-Service):
Before completing and submitting this form, follow all the steps outlined in this checklist.
Step 02 - Action by HR
Prepare the letter in approximately five business days. Once the letter is ready, send an email confirmation to the staff member/retiree for pick up at HR Operations.
For prospective retirees:
o The letter will be processed only after the last day of service at the Bank
o Ensure you have provided your personal email address for the email confirmation to be sent
o You must file the petition for the Green Card for you or your spouse within six months of termination from the Bank
Step 03 - Action by Staff
Engage the services of an immigration attorney to assist with the Special Immigration application.
You must report to HR Operations the change in status when you or any of your dependents are granted the Green Card.
The following attorneys have been assisting staff and dependents. However, selection of an attorney is at the discretion of the family and legal services are not endorsed or reimbursed by the Bank Group.
o Mr. Andrew Greenfield: 202-349-2183
o Ms. Amy R. Novick: 202-293-3123
o Ms. Julie Oliver-Zhang: 202-643-1110
o Ms. Linda Hoffman: 202-331-9450
o Ms. Maria Glinsmann: 301-987-0030 (Ext. 3)
o Ms. Palma Yanni: 202-338-1995
o Mr. Richard Bromberg: 202-835-0660
o Mr. Sena Basnayake: 202-872-1600
o Ms. Suneeta Dewan: 212-629-8899
Last Updated: Aug 19, 2020