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    How long doest it take to receive Green Card after arrival as an Immigrant?

  • #2
    Originally posted by jonydhaka View Post
    How long doest it take to receive Green Card after arrival as an Immigrant?
    A month.
    typically 3-6 weeks.
    You can get your social sec. number/card too within that time, but need to apply for it only after about 10 days in US.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NuvF View Post
      A month.
      typically 3-6 weeks.
      You can get your social sec. number/card too within that time, but need to apply for it only after about 10 days in US.
      Oh yes, NuvF is correct. It is withing the range. Good luck
      CN-2010AF00019XXX
      NL RECVD-27th May,09
      NL SENT BACK-3rd June,09
      NL Got to KCC 5th June via DHL
      KCC confirmed receipt 11th June,09
      Current: August 2010
      Started medicals: 16th June 2010
      Completed Medicals:17th June 2010
      2nd NL received: 22nd July 2010
      Interview date: 3rd August 2010
      Interview Result: Successful
      Visa picked: 10th August 2010
      POE: Houston, Texas, 13th November 2010
      GCs Recieved: 13th December 2010
      SSN Recieved: 13th December 2010

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      • #4
        My friend got hers in 12 days and after she went to the SSN office she received her new SSN card within a few days...so far I have not heard of any one who just got the SSN card in the mail although the crossed the box on the paper...

        Perhaps some one can write on this forum if they recieved the SSN without going to the office or without having sent certified copies or originals...
        My friend's case
        CN: EU00011xxx
        10/11/08, enter lotery
        5/25/09, 1st NL May 25th, 2009
        6/1/09 papers to KCC
        6/3/09, receipt from KCC
        8/10/09,send $ 375.- AOS
        8/23/09 receipt
        8/19/09, Med. fee $ 100.-
        8/21/09Rec. AOS letter
        10/09/09 cur. Dec
        10/13/09package to Chi.
        10/16/09package in Chi.
        10/27/09 package ret./rejected due to forgot fill out one box
        10/29/09 package rec. @ Chi
        11/05/09 check cashed
        11/09/09NOA I-797C
        12/17/09 Biom.
        02/10/10 GC app
        02/22/10GC received

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        • #5
          I think what the OP meant was time it take for a new arrival after CP
          it is bit different from receiving the GC after AoS

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          • #6
            I did CP also...it took 5 weeks to receive the Green card after I handed in package at Port of Entry...hope that helps

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            • #7
              Mine came exactly 3weeks
              2010AF00013xxx
              24th Nov,08 reg.for dv
              2nd May,09 Nl rcvd
              8th May, 09 forms sent back to kcc
              12th May,09 dhl delivery
              22ndJune,09 kcc receipt confirmed
              5th Jan,10 police report
              5th Jan,10 medicals started
              19th Jan,10 medicals completed
              23rd Jan,10 2nd letter rcvd
              17th Feb,10 successful interview
              24th Feb,10 visa picked up
              15th Mar,10 POE:Atlanta GA.
              5th April,10 GC received
              12th April,10: SSN received

              Not to us,Lord,not to us, but to your name give the Glory(Ps.115:1)

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              • #8
                3 weeks for mine (CP)
                CN 2010EU00006xxx

                2008
                Nov 30....submitted online entry
                2009
                Jun 1......1st NL send by KCC
                Jun 5......1st NL received
                Jun 12.....forms submitted to KCC
                Oct 3.......2nd NL received
                Oct 26.....medical exam
                Nov 2......successful interview at consulate
                Nov 9......passport received with immigrant visa
                2010
                Mar 4......arrived @ SFO
                Mar 10....received Welcome notice
                Mar 25....received Green card

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                • #9
                  Hello everyone. thanks for all the replies. My POE was Honolulu on 7th of April. I was sent the Welcome Notice issued on 16th of April 2010. 16th of April 2010, the USCIS status said "Document Production" which says Green card will be sent within 30 days. Then on 30th of April 2010, the Status says "Post-Decision Activity" in which it says "On April 30, 2010, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this OS155A IMMIGRANT VISA AND ALIEN REGISTRATION. Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283."

                  So, i am totally confused--

                  My understanding was--Welcome Letter and then i get the Green Card......but now i am totally lost

                  Can someone share their experience with these three steps and let me know what each of these three steps means in simpl english!

                  Step-1: Welcome Notice
                  Step-2: Document Production which says Green Card will be mailed in 30 days
                  Step-3: On April 30, 2010, we mailed you a notice that we have approved this OS155A IMMIGRANT VISA AND ALIEN REGISTRATION. Please follow any instructions on the notice. If you move before you receive the notice, call customer service at 1-800-375-5283.

                  Cheers

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                  • #10
                    It varies from person to person so we cannot predict. One of my friend got with 3 weeks.

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                    • #11
                      I entered on 5th of april, got my welcome letter on 13 of april and got my green card on 23 of april

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ginette View Post
                        I entered on 5th of april, got my welcome letter on 13 of april and got my green card on 23 of april
                        How you got so soon? It is hard to believe.....I think you are so lucky........

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                        • #13
                          Hi guys,

                          I have a question for you and if you can give me hint that would be great.
                          I've just recently got my visa. I live and work in Canada, so I wanna know how long I should stay in the states to complete my DV process? can I just go to the border and show my visa and the sealed package to them and return to Canada. Will my welcome letter and other stuff be posted to the address I've provided them in the States?
                          Anybody has a same experience?

                          Thanks guys,
                          Ramona

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                          • #14
                            My wife interview is scheduled on September 1st. And she is 38 weeks pregnant.
                            On August 31th at 1.00 PM she started feeling some unusual pain. We started praying, asking God not to allow her giving birth before our interview. We know that if the baby is born after the interview she ll be processed at the port of entry only by showing to the border agent her birth certificate, but if the baby is born after the interview, thing may get worse: we ll have to do the baby`s medicals (215 dollars) + visa fees (819 dollars) + establishing the official birth certificate which takes at least 4 weeks in Montreal (express procedure is not available in Quebec) + applying for her Canadian passport. The 2011 DV program ends up on sept 30 2011. We are running out of time, and then it won’t be possible to fulfill those requirements within 4 weeks. Consequently we ll loose our immigration visa for good (bad luck).
                            The pain reached its climax at 4 .00 PM and my wife cannot bear it anymore, her water broke and we end-up at the hospital around 5.00 PM where she gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl at 10.00 PM. Can you believe that!
                            Soon after the birth we inform the doctor that we have a serious issue with our DV interview that will be held in few hours the next day at 8.00 AM, we explain the entire event and how it was important for us to get that visa. The doctor tried to persuade us not to attend the interview because my wife is too tired and her vaginal wounds have to be healed first. Finally after a 20 min meeting the doctors considered the whole situation including its impact in our future so they decide to give to my wife a certificate of temporary absence form the hospital for the next day valid from 6.00 AM to 10 .00 AM but without the baby (has to stay in the hospital). We thanked God!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                            I ran home picked-up the documents, my wife clothes and mine, and head back to the hospital around 1.00 AM. The night was really too short, lot of things going inside my head…………………………………..

                            We arrived at the consulate around 6:40AM. We were the first in line with a few others arriving after 7AM. The doors opened at 7:30AM promptly and we were the first to enter. After going through security, we waited downstairs and sat in the chairs next to the elevator. We were sent up in the elevator to the 19th floor around 8AM. As we were the first off the elevator, received C1 and was told to have a seat. We were called up to the first window within a few minutes of being seated

                            We were called at the first window 30 min later, the lady proceed and took our fingerprints and medical results (not the x-ray or vaccination documentation) and passport. The agent found that my wife wore the hospital bracelet and then ask:
                            The Agent: why are you wearing the hospital bracelet?
                            My wife: I am just coming from the hospital because I gave birth few hours ago. I ask for a temporary absence from hospital but the doctors at first were skeptical but they finally understood my worries and decided to let me attend the interview without the baby
                            The Agent: are you serious? she called the CO to hear my wife story………………………..the CO was impressed by my wife courage and determination to get the visa. Because my wife was in pain. The agent asked for all our documents and the CO decided to interview my wife immediately after the documents checking.
                            The interview
                            CO: I can`t believes you came here few hours after giving birth!
                            My wife: answer……….
                            CO: baby gender?
                            My wife: baby girl and I gave her name
                            CO:…………….still amazed by my wife courage……………………..
                            My wife:……………………still in pain…………………………….
                            CO: pleased my wife to have a seat
                            My wife: thanks
                            CO: asked my wife to raise her right hand and swear to tell the truth ------------------then took fingerprint-----------
                            My wife: did
                            CO: recheck my wife diplomas and school transcript. Were you on F1 status in the pass?
                            My wife:ans………….
                            CO: where do you live ?
                            My wife:ans……………
                            CO: what are you doing for living?
                            My wife:ans----------
                            CO:do you have relative in US?
                            My wife:ans---------------
                            CO: what are you going to do in US?
                            My wife:ans--------------------------
                            CO: started typing………………….afterward she asked me to raise my right hand and swear to tell the truth ………….
                            Me: did----------------
                            CO: confirmed my profession
                            Me: correct
                            CO: in which us state are you going to live?

                            Me:ans------------------------
                            CO: what are you going to do in US?
                            Me:ans-------------------------
                            CO: ok --------and started typing--------------then asked both of us to sign the DS230 form, she added that the newborn will be processed at the port of entry. She pulled out the letter "Welcome to the United States” and said we were approved and wished us good luck.

                            It was a fabulous day!

                            Wish you all a good luck and thank you all(ammeck 09 , kunato,my2011,kennyeast,sista-mai,mamaizo Popescandy1,yaso,and all others,) once again for sharing the information here.
                            CN 2011AF00088XXX ( Montreal)
                            NL1 dated from KCC:April 26-2010
                            NL1 received from KCC:June 06-2010
                            Sent forms DS230 to KCC:June 12-2010
                            confirmation of NL1: July 15-2010
                            CN current :September 2011
                            NL2 send : July 19th 2011
                            NL2 received: August 4th 2011
                            Medicals: August 8th 2011
                            Police records collected:June 24th 2011
                            embassy interview: Sept 1st 2011:approved
                            Visa picked up : Sept 8th 2011
                            Port of entry: champlain-NY
                            SSN received:10-15-2011
                            GC received:10-29-2011

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NuvF View Post
                              A month.
                              typically 3-6 weeks.
                              You can get your social sec. number/card too within that time, but need to apply for it only after about 10 days in US.
                              Why do we need to stay 10 days to apply for SSN?
                              CN 2011AS00030XXX (Sri Lankan)
                              05/24/2010 NL1 received from KCC
                              05/11/2011 Current in July
                              06/09/2011 NL2 received
                              07/28/2011 Visa granted

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by dadadada72 View Post
                                My wife interview is scheduled on September 1st. And she is 38 weeks pregnant.
                                On August 31th at 1.00 PM she started feeling some unusual pain. We started praying, asking God not to allow her giving birth before our interview. We know that if the baby is born after the interview she ll be processed at the port of entry only by showing to the border agent her birth certificate, but if the baby is born after the interview, thing may get worse: we ll have to do the baby`s medicals (215 dollars) + visa fees (819 dollars) + establishing the official birth certificate which takes at least 4 weeks in Montreal (express procedure is not available in Quebec) + applying for her Canadian passport. The 2011 DV program ends up on sept 30 2011. We are running out of time, and then it won’t be possible to fulfill those requirements within 4 weeks. Consequently we ll loose our immigration visa for good (bad luck)...........
                                First ever visa experience of that kind
                                Congrats Dadadada !
                                CN 2011AS00030XXX (Sri Lankan)
                                05/24/2010 NL1 received from KCC
                                05/11/2011 Current in July
                                06/09/2011 NL2 received
                                07/28/2011 Visa granted

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                                • #17
                                  hello! please somebody help me, can i get my green card within one month of reaching the states?because i got 2 months visa and i need to write my final exam by MAY 5th i will be leaving for the state next week Tuesday.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by josephodibo View Post
                                    hello! please somebody help me, can i get my green card within one month of reaching the states?because i got 2 months visa and i need to write my final exam by MAY 5th i will be leaving for the state next week Tuesday.
                                    Your question was answered on another thread..
                                    2014AF00021XXX - Selected
                                    Medical Report - Received
                                    Police Report - Received
                                    Interview - 18th February,2014(successful)
                                    Visa Collection Date - 21st February,2014(collected)
                                    Uscis Immigration Fee - Paid (with GCB MasterCard)
                                    Departure - 12th March,2014
                                    Port Of Entry(POE) - JFK

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