Green card


Green card

Green card may refer to:

* United States Permanent Resident Card, an identification document issued by the United States of America affording non-citizens of that country some of the rights its citizens enjoy, sometimes with the prospect of naturalization.
* "Green Card" (film), a 1990 movie whose title refers to the American document above.
* "Green card", colloquial name for the IBM "System/370" "Reference Summary" booklet in the 1960s (later editions were colored yellow)
* An international motor insurance certificate, part of the International Motor Insurance Card System, used in and around Europe (Council of Bureaux).
* In field hockey, a green card signals a warning to a player, less severe than a yellow card.
* In Pride Fighting Championships, a penalty for an illegal action which results in a restart and a 10% reduction of the fighter's purse.
* The Greencards, a bluegrass/folk music band.
* Means of summoning a Member of Parliament into the lobby of the British House of Commons.
* Automatic teller machine (ATM) card issued by Canadian Toronto-Dominion Bank, now known as "Access Card".


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