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Hi Everyone,

My Wife and Stepdaughter arrived from Colombia on May 27, in Chicago, on the IR-1 and IR-2 visas and I was just wondering how long the physical GC takes to arrive, but more importantly... does it arrive automatically without having to do anything else?

Secondly, my SD indicated "Yes" on the DS-260 last summer where they asked if she would like a Social Security card produced for her, and is this also done automatically once they arrived and are admitted?

Thanks!

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Once you have paid the IV fee and entered the USA on an IR visa, it'll automatically trigger GC production. It usually takes 1 - 3 months to show up. The stamp visa acts as a temporary I-155 for 1 year until the physical card shows up though.

Have you paid the IV fee and if so, what does your ELIS status say?


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16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
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* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
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what news of paying fees at the ELIS website?


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Hi and Thanks everyone.

On the ELIS site we are listed as "accepted" --- "optimized"--- and "In process".

The pdf snapshots of their vital info is correct as well.

I paid the two green card fees on May 5.

Does that sound in order?

Tx!

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Yup. Check the ELIS topic under the 'General Immigration' subforum for current processing timeticks from members currently going through this stuff.


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.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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