Here's one of the most common questions I get: How long does it really take to get a green card? That is an awesome question, and unfortunately, the answer is that it takes about 1-2 years to get that green card.

Things to consider

Now here are some things that you need to consider when you’re looking for the answer in your own case. There are various processing times for green cards, and those processing times depend on two things:

Where will the case be adjudicated?

Where is the case going to be adjudicated? If it's at a service center, you need to look at the service center processing times. If it is at a local field office, where you are going to have an interview, there will be a different processing time.

The type of green card application you have filed

The other thing to think about when it comes to processing times is the type of green card application you have filed. For example, if you’re filing a case for a partner of a US citizen, you're probably going to have a different processing time than someone who is filing for a marriage case for a spouse of a US citizen.

Where to find the answer

The answer is located on the immigration website. Go to USCIS and look at their processing times page. That will give you a great starting point to see how long it's going to take for your green card to be approved. If you have any questions, just reach out and contact us.