I know about the green card but I heard this term "yellow card" from relatives that s/he gets a yellow card. They are saying that it means s/he has no problems for eight years. Is it true? Is there any term like yellow card or similar in the process of getting a green card?

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    Never heard of such a thing. Some old editions of green cards looked kind of yellow-ish. There are also Border Crossing Cards issued to Mexican nationals (basically a visitor visa in card form) but they are not particularly yellow.
    – user102008
    Commented Jan 21, 2017 at 7:19
  • @user102008 Then what was that that s/he has no problem till eight year in usa means they can live there?
    – d a i s y
    Commented Jan 21, 2017 at 7:27
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    The only context in which I've heard the term "yellow card" is in connection with football (soccer) officiating. I've held a USA green card since 1978. Commented Jan 21, 2017 at 11:18
  • Hopefully, s/he is not referring to the Tea Party proposal of a yellow card which would be used to track and enforce immigration.
    – Giorgio
    Commented Jan 21, 2017 at 14:58
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    @user102008 or maybe it's a scam.
    – phoog
    Commented Jan 22, 2017 at 0:57

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Whoever is telling you this is conning you. There is no such thing in the US. If it had been the UK, it could mean a yellow registration certificate for Croatians who are going to study.

But in the US? No.

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