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How long to wait for my green card?

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I applied for green through marriage and after the interview my application was granted, but I am still waiting for my actual card. How long will it take? Can I travel without it?

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How do you know that it was approved? I-551 stamp? welcome notice? If the application was in fact approved, green card comes very quickly. Make sure that it was in fact approved and if it has been more than 2 weeks, schedule an appointment with your local district office

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Cannot be determined on the scant facts posted.

You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through

J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice, as not all the facts are known. You should retain an attorney to review all the facts specific to your case in order to receive advise specific to your case. The statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship. Answers on Avvo can only be general ones, as specific answers would require knowledge of all the facts. As such, they may or may not apply to the question.

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I agree with my colleagues. I am most curious why you think it was approved. If the officer merely told you s/he was recommending it for approval, that does not mean it was actually approved. If you have nothing on paper (like the I-551 passport stamp), then check and put in your receipt notice. You may have jumped the gun thinking it was approved. If you have the I-551 stamp, wait 2-3 weeks for the GC itself. If you don't get it, do an InfoPass.

Andrew M. Bramante, Rosner Partners, 216-771-5588. Free telephone consultation. You should always consult with an experienced immigration attorney to make certain that the advice you received is appropriate for your particular immigration case.

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