ed asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 6 months ago

After get in America how much time can take to hold green card for family based visa by siblings...?

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  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    It takes 6 weeks to receive your green card in the mail once you enter the US.

  • 6 months ago

    You have to go back to your own country and apply at the embassy there. Or you will be deported.

  • RICK
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Can NOT petition siblings until you become a citizen

    Depending on country it is taking 10-17 years

  • 6 months ago

    The new immigrant gets the actual "green card" ID about six months after entering the USA on the immigration visa.

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  • 6 months ago

    Only US citizen can petition for a sibling's immigration, if they earn enough to support self, all dependents, plus the person they sponsor. They must also have a suitable home for the person they sponsor. Depending on citizenship of their sibling, it currently takes 15-25 years before the petition's Priority Date becomes current, and the prospective immigrant gets their interview, etc, for - possibly - an immigration visa to enter the US. They MUST remain in their country until they have been approved for & receive the immigration visa. If they have violated any visa regulations and/or immigration law, don't expect that person to be approved for immigration.

    You do NOT "get in America" without first being petitioned by your US-citizen sibling, waiting for visas to become available, and being approved. You have a long wait, and an impossible situation if you commit any visa/immigration violations.

  • 6 months ago

    A Green Card holder CANNOT petition for a sibling. Only a US citizen can do that. Waiting time is 12 to 24 years, depending on the country, which you forgot to mention.

    Source(s): An immigrant from Europe, I live on the American Riviera and work as an attorney in Santa Barbara, California.
  • ?
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Depends where siblings are from. It can take up to 12 to 15 years all depends where they come from. Americans do not hate Europeans.

    • ibu guru
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Sibling petitions currently take 15-25 years, depending on citizenship of the prospective immigrant.

  • Jenny
    Lv 6
    6 months ago

    It took six years for us but America hates Europeans. But that was marriage, not sibling. Also, only citizens can sponsor an immigrant.

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