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Old Oct 2nd 2017, 9:09 pm   #1
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Hello all,
I've been in the US for the last year on a student visa. Now my green card interview has been scheduled on Nov 1st and I'm wondering how long it might take to receive the physical card thereafter? The internet suggests up to 60 days for receipt, but some report receiving it in the post within a week.

Has anyone gone through this recently who could advise? (My mum's tentatively planning a wedding reception in late November, or, failing that, I'd love to get home for Christmas - are these feasible?)

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Is your AOS based on marriage to a USC?

You can search this forum for others who have just completed the AOS process, to see if they noted how long the physical GC took to arrive. Offhand, I would say 2 to 6 weeks, maybe?

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It is, yeah. Thanks for your reply - much appreciated.
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.... Has anyone gone through this recently who could advise? (My mum's tentatively planning a wedding reception in late November, or, failing that, I'd love to get home for Christmas - are these feasible? .....
Possible, but don't bank on it. The times have always been rather variable; I would consider less than a month to be "unlikely", but the same, IMO, goes for "longer than 90 days".
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Regardless of whether it takes one day or 100 days, you should have advance parole in your possession and are free to travel on and return to the US on that document. Just don't tell me that you didn't complete the I-131 for it at the time you filed for adjustment of status. After all, it was part of the fee you paid.
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If the officer is approving AOS at the interview then tell him/her your travel intention. They may be willing to stamp your passport.
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Regardless of whether it takes one day or 100 days, you should have advance parole in your possession and are free to travel on and return to the US on that document. Just don't tell me that you didn't complete the I-131 for it at the time you filed for adjustment of status. After all, it was part of the fee you paid.
But if his AOS is approved, he's a PR and AP no longer applies.

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But if his AOS is approved, he's a PR and AP no longer applies.

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Telling you that you are approved is not the same as being approved. We were approved but with a condition "I need the rest of your file from storage" as is the case with Tom. Or they need to run it pass the supervisor. And even if they tell you it is approved and say nothing else, your passport is not stamped and your green card is not handed to you at that moment. Until the wheels turn completely you are still in limbo. It is not like the naturalization ceremony where they take your green card from you. They leave you with your documents. There is nothing to prove that you are a PR so your document is still valid until the green card is in hand or at the very least that the card is in production.
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