Depending where you live and the complications of the case, it might take between 8 months to 1.5 year to get. However, once you file for the I-751 removal, the receipt extends your green card until the case is adjudicated. Therefore you can travel. But there is a risk. If denied, you might get a hard time to come back inside, although they should allow you inside. Talk to a lawyer familiar with such waivers to help.
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The green card processing time depends on the service center where your green card application was submitted. Usually, it takes approximately 5-6 months from the date you submit the application to get an interview appointment.
You cannot travel before you receive your green card. If you applied for advance parole (travel permit), you may still be able to travel while the green card is pending. However, it is highly advisable to talk to an attorney to see if you are eligible to re-enter the US with advance parole.
Timing will also depend on whether or not the forms submitted were accurate. It is worth the investment of speaking to an immigration lawyer if you want to travel as you do not want to put your status and green card at risk.
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