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How Long After My Marriage Can I Receive a Green Card?

How Long After My Marriage Can I Receive a Green Card?

If you are a non-citizen and your spouse or fiancé is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you might be wondering how long you have to wait to get a green card. The Orange County immigration attorneys at Yekrangi & Associates explain the process and waiting period to receive a green card after getting married to a U.S. citizen.

Green Card Waiting Period After Getting Married

The average wait period for a marriage-based green card is 10 to 38 months. The waiting period will heavily depend on whether your spouse is a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident. Where you live (in the U.S. or you live outside of the country), will also impact your waiting period.

Below is the average waiting period for if your spouse is a U.S. citizen:

  • If you currently live in the U.S., the waiting period is an average of 10 to 13 months
  • If you currently live outside of the U.S., your waiting period is an average of 11 to 17 months.

Below is the average waiting period for if your spouse is a permanent resident or green card holder:

  • If you currently live in the U.S., the waiting period is an average of 29 to 38 months
  • If you currently live outside of the U.S., your waiting period is an average of 23 to 32 months.

Experienced Orange County Immigration Lawyers

If you need legal guidance with your marriage-based green card, the team at Yekrangi & Associates has years of experience helping people seeking permanent residency. Our team of Orange County immigration attorneys are compassionate and treat every case as a priority. We devote the time necessary to resolve each case in a thorough, caring, and comprehensive manner. We are ready to help you with your case from beginning to end.

Reach out to our Orange County immigration attorneys today at (949) 478-4963 to schedule a consultation!

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