From the time you file teh immediate family petition and consular process, you have to allow about one year. As soon as you enter the U.S. on immigrant visa, you receive the conditional green card. the card allows you to accept employment in the U.S.
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Approximately one year, and if you are outside the United States, you will not be able to work until you arrive and get your residence card.
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