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Green card after entering US

#1 sunayana

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Typically how long does it take to get plastic green card in mail after entering US?
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USCIS
04/20/2012: I-130 Sent
04/23/2012: NOA1 Priority Date
04/30/2012: I-797 Rec'd Hard copy
11/01/2012: NOA2 E-mail & Text
11/05/2012: Received NOA2 hardcopy

NVC
11/06/2012: NVC received case(Checked by calling)
11/06/2012: Got Case number/IIN from NVC (Over the phone)
11/07/2012: Provided Petitioner/Beneficiary email addresses to NVC
11/07/2012: Sent DS-3032 (EMail version)
11/08/2012: Received email from NVC (AOS Invoice and DS-3032)
11/08/2012: Paid AOS Bill(Status: InProcess)
11/08/2012: Beneficiary emailed Signed/Scanned copy of DS-3032
11/13/2012: AOS Bill Status Changed to PAID
11/13/2012: Sent AOS Package
11/15/2012: NVC Received AOS Packet
11/20/2012: Beneficiary received email from NVC that DS-3032 is accepted
11/21/2012: Received email from NVC about IV Invoice
11/21/2012: Paid IV Fee (Status: InProcess)
11/23/2012: IV Bill Status Changed to PAID)
11/23/2012: Sent IV Package
11/27/2012: NVC Received IV Packet
11/29/2012: NVC Accepted AOS
12/11/2012: NVC Accepted DS-230 partI & II
12/12/2012: Received Interview Date
12/12/2012: Case complete at NVC and Transferred to India

CONSULATE
12/18/2012: Embassy received
12/20/2012: Medical
01/15/2013: Interview
01/18/2013: Visa
03/07/2013: POE

#2 JLDNNYC

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 12:48 PM

I assume each case is different and they say it can take up to 6 months. Never the less, I had mine within 3 weeks so I would think you should have it fairly quick.


Typically how long does it take to get plastic green card in mail after entering US?


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#3 scotinmass

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

I assume each case is different and they say it can take up to 6 months. Never the less, I had mine within 3 weeks so I would think you should have it fairly quick.

I got mine within 3 weeks too.
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 07:11 PM

Typically how long does it take to get plastic green card in mail after entering US?




got my GC in about 2 weeks...had to wait for SSN for about 6 weeks...i had to go to the ssn office and apply for mine....
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#5 EmigratingSwede

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:34 PM

I got my green card after 12 weeks. SSN after 2 weeks.
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 02:41 PM

You folks can't be serious. Entering the US does not get you a green card at all. APPLYING and PAYING for the greencard gets you in line to eventually hopefully be granted one. We filed in May and it is now just about April and we are still waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

We did get AP (travel permission) and work authorization in 3 months--but we had to call and request expedite to get that. As far as the right to stay here, we are still in limbo and well aware that it is NOT a guarentee.

For our SS cards (mine, too--name change), it was 2 weeks. That was actually the easiest thing we had done. I still haven't had luck getting my professional liscense changed. Sigh.
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#7 newacct

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

You folks can't be serious. Entering the US does not get you a green card at all. APPLYING and PAYING for the greencard gets you in line to eventually hopefully be granted one. We filed in May and it is now just about April and we are still waiting. And waiting. And waiting.

If you enter the U.S. on an immigrant visa (i.e. someone filed a I-130 petition for you while you were abroad, and it was approved, and you went to a consulate and was interviewed etc. and got an immigrant visa), then you become a permanent resident on entering the U.S., and they will mail you the physical card. This is the OP's situation.
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#8 EminTX

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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:40 PM

I see. I would guess that if the OP wanted information specific to only his/her visa, then that info would have been included in the title. As it appears, the responses here feel like teasing a room full of tigers. We have waited so long. I am seriously very concerned about our being penalized because of the delays--having to redo medical exams or whatever, for example. Costly penalties. This week marks 2 years that we made our very first steps in this process. If only we had known then...
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Per's K-1 embassy packet can be viewed in our photos.
Travel Tips for Per (& South America)
Our Immigration Experience
Seat Guru Flight seating!
Airport Processing Times International arrival time averages?
POE-Houston? Pictures and info.....POE-Houston (other languages)....Houston POE - Video(United Airlines)
Attention NEW K-1 Filers
: Possible 1st year costs = Possibly 3K+$ for first year including fees for mailing, documents, supplies, etc.. NOT including travel costs. Process: 1.)Apply-340$ 2.)RFE? 3.) Med-300??$ 4.)Interview-350$ 5.)Surrender passport. 6.)Get Visa. 7.)Fly here. 8.) Marry in 90 days. 9.) Submit apps to stay, work, & travel-1070$ 10.) Biometrics-More fingerprinting 11.) GREENCARD ISSUED APR 9TH, 2013-11 MONTHS FOR AOS!
I've lived in Houston for 10 years. If you have any questions about the city, please message me. :)

#9 Krikit

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:00 AM

I see. I would guess that if the OP wanted information specific to only his/her visa, then that info would have been included in the title. As it appears, the responses here feel like teasing a room full of tigers. We have waited so long. I am seriously very concerned about our being penalized because of the delays--having to redo medical exams or whatever, for example. Costly penalties. This week marks 2 years that we made our very first steps in this process. If only we had known then...


If you look to the left of the post at the member information you will see they filed for a spousal visa. It is a completely different process than the visa you filed for.

Moving from New Life in America to the IR-1/CR-1 Visa Process forum to avoid more confusion.
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Posted 01 April 2013 - 01:53 PM

I see. I would guess that if the OP wanted information specific to only his/her visa, then that info would have been included in the title. As it appears, the responses here feel like teasing a room full of tigers. We have waited so long. I am seriously very concerned about our being penalized because of the delays--having to redo medical exams or whatever, for example. Costly penalties. This week marks 2 years that we made our very first steps in this process. If only we had known then...



The OP posted in the CR1/IR1 forum, not the K1 forum. So the answers they have received are correct. The K1 process is different... all together..... honestly you seem to be getting upset, when in fact you are looking in the wrong forum.....
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#11 zaynab

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 02:59 PM

From 1 month to 2
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#12 Darnell

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

I see. I would guess that if the OP wanted information specific to only his/her visa, then that info would have been included in the title. As it appears, the responses here feel like teasing a room full of tigers.

are you on a handphone, can't see the sub-forum title or the posters visa type ?

Handphones suck for VJ usage, as you miss out on about 80 percent of the functionality of the web site.
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Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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#13 fcat

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:31 PM

To be fair, this post was originally in the "New Life In America" forum when EminTX replied to it and was subsequently moved to the CR1 forum later!

Edited by fcat, 01 April 2013 - 03:33 PM.

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#14 Darnell

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 03:33 PM

Ya, I read that later.

Handphones do suck, though, for this web portal.
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Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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#15 MsHogan

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

Our green cards arrived today, April 1st. Our POE was March 14th.
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USCIS - 40 DAYS
2012-10-30: FedEx delivered I-130 to Chicago Lockbox Mail Room
2012-11-01: NOA1 by email - MSC
2012-11-02: $420 (x3) debited from our account
2012-11-05: NOA1 hard copies received, Priority Date 2012-10-30
2012-12-11: NOA2


NVC - 26 DAYS
2013-01-02: Rec'd case#, IIN, BIN & OPTIN emails for EP sent
2013-01-03: Submitted DS-261 (x3)
2013-01-07: AOS bills invoiced and paid & OPTIN for EP accepted for each of us
2013-01-08: AOS bills appear as paid & AOS packages sent by email
2013-01-08: IV bill invoiced & paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV bill appears as paid (kids' only)
2013-01-09: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (kids only)
2013-01-11: AOS received -notified by email
2013-01-11: IV bill invoiced & paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV bill appears as paid (for me)
2013-01-14: IV Supporting Docs received for kids - notified by email
2013-01-14: IV Package emailed & DS-260 submitted online (me only)
2013-01-18: IV Supporting Docs received for me - notified by email
2013-01-18: Son#1 CASE COMPLETE - Son#2 checklist - saying $ on I-864 don't match tax return (but they do)-resubmitted
2013-01-23: AOS 2nd submission for Son #2 received - notified by email
2013-01-25: My CASE COMPLETE
2013-01-28: ALL 3 OF OUR CASES ARE NOW COMPLETE
2013-02-06: Packet 4 Received by email


MEDICAL ~ CONSULATE ~ POE
2013-02-13: MEDICALS
2013-03-06: INTERVIEW
2013-03-08: VISAS IN HAND!
2013-03-12: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee
2013-03-14: POE
2013-03-25: SSNs arrived
2013-04-01: Green Cards arrived




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