How long does it generally take to receive green cards in the mail after entering the U.S.? - EB5Investors.com

How long does it generally take to receive green cards in the mail after entering the U.S.?

I have arrived in the U.S. on an EB-5 immigrant visa and my passport was stamped at the port of entry. It has been three weeks and I have been waiting to receive my green card in the mail but have not received it yet. How long does it generally take to receive green cards in the mail after entering the U.S.? Can I travel out of the U.S. without having received the green card?

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Daniel A Zeft

Daniel A Zeft

Immigration Attorneys
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It takes several weks to receive the conditional permanent resident card in the mail. It would be best to remain in the U.S. for a period of time before you depart.

BoBi Ahn

BoBi Ahn

Immigration Attorneys
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Usually within 30 to 60 days of entering is the card produced and mailed to the address provided. Until you receive the actual card in the mail, you can travel using the unexpired/valid immigrant visa stamp on your passport.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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The green cards are taking anywhere from a few weeks to three months to be received. If you have entered the United States and have not received your green card in 90 days, you should follow up with USCIS. You may travel with your I-551 stamp endorsement stamp in your passport for up to one year. The language should indicate that on the stamp in your passport.

Raymond Lahoud

Raymond Lahoud

Immigration Attorneys
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Your simple entry will not trigger the lawful permanent resident card to be issued and mailed. USCIS requires new immigrants to pay a USCIS filing fee. Once that is complete, you will be issued the LPR card. It does not automatically mail out to you, absent your going through this last post-admission procedure.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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It usually takes about two to three weeks.

Julia Roussinova

Julia Roussinova

Immigration Attorneys
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If you paid the green card fee, then it should arrive within 30 to 60 days. Your SSN card should also arrive within this time frame unless you had SSN issued previously in another immigration status in the U.S. You can check posted processing times on uscis.gov website. If your case is outside processing times for a green card to arrive, then your attorney should be able to make an inquiry with USCIS. Your immigrant visa should be noted that it serves as I-551 for one year after entry. You can travel and work with this evidence and a valid foreign passport.

Jinhee Wilde

Jinhee Wilde

Immigration Attorneys
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Now that USCIS has increased the immigrant fee, the card production has been coming in about a month or six weeks. However, if you must travel before you get the card, check on the visa page and see if it is noted for multiple entries. Your immigration lawyer should be able to guide you.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

Immigration Attorneys
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Did you pay the $220 processing fee before you left overseas? If yes, figure 30 days or so. If not, paid until you enter the U.S. 60 to 90 days.

Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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Do not leave the U.S. until you have your green card. It could take a month or more.

Marisa Casablanca

Marisa Casablanca

Immigration Attorneys
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After you arrive in the United States it takes anywhere from 10 days to three months to get the green card in the mail. You may continue to travel with the immigrant visa as long as it is still valid in your passport.

Robert West

Robert West

Immigration Attorneys
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30 to 60 days is about the normal time frame.

Dale Schwartz

Dale Schwartz

Immigration Attorneys
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Two weeks to several months.

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