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How long is typical wait between Green Card interview, approval, and receiving actual Card?

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Hi all,

 

I'm a September 2021 AOS filer (marriage via k-1), and our Green Card interview is scheduled for early July at Newark, NJ. I already have EAD but no AP.

 

As the topic title says - is there any guidance on how long the typical wait is between the interview, approval, and receiving the Green Card itself in the mail?

 

We are hoping to travel internationally 21 days after the interview - is this feasible?

 

Thanks in advance!

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7 minutes ago, Alchanphel said:

Hi all,

 

I'm a September 2021 AOS filer (marriage via k-1), and our Green Card interview is scheduled for early July at Newark, NJ. I already have EAD but no AP.

 

As the topic title says - is there any guidance on how long the typical wait is between the interview, approval, and receiving the Green Card itself in the mail?

 

We are hoping to travel internationally 21 days after the interview - is this feasible?

 

Thanks in advance!

I’m in a similar boat to you. Hoping to travel shortly after my interview (which is next week).

Looking at the AoS forums it seems there’s not a hard and fast rule as each case differs. However there are plenty of examples of people who get their GC within 21 days of the interview.

 

Best of luck!

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34 minutes ago, Alchanphel said:

Hi all,

 

I'm a September 2021 AOS filer (marriage via k-1), and our Green Card interview is scheduled for early July at Newark, NJ. I already have EAD but no AP.

 

As the topic title says - is there any guidance on how long the typical wait is between the interview, approval, and receiving the Green Card itself in the mail?

 

We are hoping to travel internationally 21 days after the interview - is this feasible?

 

Thanks in advance!

2 weeks end to end is typical.  
 

If you don’t have the green card in hand in 21 days travel on Advance Parole. But I see you don’t have that yet.  
 

At the interview ask for an I-551 stamp if they say you are approved.  You never know.  

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Thanks all for your replies - very helpful!

 

It seems like all we can do is ensure we are prepared and have all documents at hand, to maximize the chances of being approved on the spot.

 

2 hours ago, AW1704 said:

I’m in a similar boat to you. Hoping to travel shortly after my interview (which is next week).

Looking at the AoS forums it seems there’s not a hard and fast rule as each case differs. However there are plenty of examples of people who get their GC within 21 days of the interview.

 

Best of luck!

 

Good luck with your interview next week - do check back in and let us know how it went!

 

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Took exactly one week from interview to card in hand for my wife. Back in Feb. 2019. When IO said you will have the card in a week, I almost laughed out loud, but he was right on, had it in exactly a week. Actually on the way home from the interview I received the text message you new card is being produced, only like 2 hours after the actual interview.


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It really depends. Everyone is different. We got ours about 10 days after the interview. We were told at the interview that we were going to get approved, but they technically don't approve you on the spot. But our tracker on the website updated a few hours later to tell us we were approved. But this isn't the case for everyone. Good luck!

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I got my card after a couple of weeks in the mail... so not too long of a wait.

 

During the interview the IO told me, my EAD won't be valid anymore because he approves my green card. But I was supposed to start my new job a few days later and needed it because the employer wanted a copy.

So, they put the I-551 stamp in my passport. Maybe you could ask, if you could get one too... just so you can travel internationally. It's at least worth asking.

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On 5/18/2022 at 10:09 AM, Alchanphel said:

Hi all,

 

I'm a September 2021 AOS filer (marriage via k-1), and our Green Card interview is scheduled for early July at Newark, NJ. I already have EAD but no AP.

 

As the topic title says - is there any guidance on how long the typical wait is between the interview, approval, and receiving the Green Card itself in the mail?

 

We are hoping to travel internationally 21 days after the interview - is this feasible?

 

Thanks in advance!

I had my interview April 5th and have heard nothing back yet.. 

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