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My husband got approved on June 23,2018 we entered the U.S on July 7,2018 and made green card fee payment on July 8,2018. I’ve seen that some people receive their green card within weeks of entering. I want to travel for the holidays but his visa will expire around that time. Anyone have an idea of how long it usually takes?

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The endorsed immigrant visa acts as a green card for 1 year. He can use that instead of the physical green card that arrives in the mail.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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13 minutes ago, geowrian said:

The endorsed immigrant visa acts as a green card for 1 year. He can use that instead of the physical green card that arrives in the mail.

The endorsed immigrant visa? Excuse my ignorance which one is that? 

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1 minute ago, Violeta15 said:

The endorsed immigrant visa? Excuse my ignorance which one is that? 

The visa he entered on (CR-1 or IR-1 based on your VJ profile) should have received a stamp when he entered the country. That visa with the stamp acts as a green card for 1 year.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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24 minutes ago, Violeta15 said:

My husband got approved on June 23,2018 we entered the U.S on July 7,2018 and made green card fee payment on July 8,2018. I’ve seen that some people receive their green card within weeks of entering. I want to travel for the holidays but his visa will expire around that time. Anyone have an idea of how long it usually takes?

Entered the US on Sept 22nd and the status says my physical Green card has been mailed to me yesterday.

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10 minutes ago, geowrian said:

The visa he entered on (CR-1 or IR-1 based on your VJ profile) should have received a stamp when he entered the country. That visa with the stamp acts as a green card for 1 year.

Really? I had no idea and yes it was stamped as IR1 and I actually had my dates wrong we entered August 7,2018 and underneath that it has his A# and a date of August 6,2020 as well

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6 minutes ago, Abies said:

Entered the US on Sept 22nd and the status says my physical Green card has been mailed to me yesterday.

I’ve seen people in states lile California and Texas seem to get them faster. I live in Maryland so I think that might have something to do with it.

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A friend has some hardship paying the green card fee and is asking how long they can delay the payment? Her husband entered the US back in August.


11/17/2016: Got engaged
11/28/2016: I-130 sent to Chicago IL lock box
01/12/2016: NOA1

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20 hours ago, Violeta15 said:

My husband got approved on June 23,2018 we entered the U.S on July 7,2018 and made green card fee payment on July 8,2018. I’ve seen that some people receive their green card within weeks of entering. I want to travel for the holidays but his visa will expire around that time. Anyone have an idea of how long it usually takes?

yeah been waiting since entering June 2, 2018 paid my fees etc and still no card

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