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How long does it take to get a green card in the US?
In most cases, it takes about two years for a green card to become available, and the entire process takes around three years.
Why is green card taking so long?
Green cards allocated annually to employment-based categories, including investors and “special immigrants,” number 140,000 worldwide. The waits are especially long for people attempting to immigrate from China, Mexico, India, and the Philippines, due to the high demand from those countries.
How long does it take for I 130 to be approved 2020?
After filing Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, the approval process can take anywhere from 5 to 12 months for immediate relatives and could take several years for family preference categories. This is an approximation.
How do I follow up on green card application?
Case Status Updates
- Go to our Case Status Online page and use your Form I-485 receipt number to look up your case status.
- Submit a case inquiry if you think your application is outside of our normal processing times.
- Call our USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283.
Why is USCIS processing so slow?
While the current administration has made some useful changes, including noted policies, the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to the continued slowdown. For example, from March to July 2020, USCIS closed its offices for biometric interviews and appointments, creating a delay, especially for biometric appointments.
How long does it take to process a green card application?
It takes 7 to 33 months to process a Green Card application. The Green Card processing time depends on the type of Green Card you are applying for, the location of the processing office and other factors. Family Preference Green Cards processing takes from 1 to 10 years depending on…
How long does it take to get a marriage based green card?
Start-to-finish timeline: 10-17 months to obtain green card. If your spouse is a U.S. citizen and you currently live in the United States, it takes on average 10-13 months to get a marriage-based green card. Spouses of U.S. citizens living in the United States can file their I-130 and their I-485 at the same time.
How long does it take to get a green card from Mexico?
Adult children of U.S. citizens have to wait for a green card to become available after their U.S. citizen parent has filed the I-130 on their behalf. The wait can be substantial, especially for citizens of Mexico. Start-to-finish timeline: 8-9 years; 10+ years for citizens of the Philippines; 20+ years for citizens of Mexico
How long is a green card good for in USA?
The new cards look more like a standard Driver’s License, with a white or off-white color. Most Green Cards are valid for 10 years, so you will need to either renew it or apply for naturalization before it expires.