Answering Common Questions About Green Cards (Part 2)

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In the last post, we answered some basic questions about getting approved for a Green card. However, it’s important to understand all of the major steps involved in the process, so in addition to working with immigration attorneys, it’s best to do additional research yourself. Here’s part two of our guide that will answer some more common questions about getting a U.S. Green card.

If my Green card application gets denied, can I appeal it?
Yes. If your application is either denied or revoked by USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), you can, in the majority of cases, file for an appeal to a higher authority for a review. Look over the letter you received regarding your denial to find out the specific reason you were denied. Keep in mind that only the original applicant can file for an appeal — you cannot file an appeal on behalf of a family member. And of course, it’s ideal to work with the best immigration lawyers in Las Vegas for the highest chances of success during your appeal.

How long will it take to receive a Green card after getting approval?
There are multiple factors that go into determining when a person will receive their Green card after getting approved.

“Immediate relative visas aren’t numerically limited by statute so, workload permitting, the post may begin processing the approved petition upon receipt. Preference visas are numerically limited, so the post must wait until the priority date on the petition is available before starting to process the case,” writes Lawyers.com.

You should also keep in mind that there are often lengthy waits. This is mostly due to the fact that there are restrictions set in place regarding the legal number of immigrants that can apply for and be approved for visas each year. Remember that consulting an experienced immigration attorney is the best way to navigate through the process as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The number of foreign-born individuals in the U.S. population has more than quadrupled since 1965 and is expected to reach 78 million by 2065. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you make the most informed decisions regarding your immigration status. For more information about how to get a Green card, contact Reeves Miller.