How Long is the Wait For a Green Card Interview in Sacramento?

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Little known secrets of fiancé visa and green card interviews from an attorney with 20 years of experience

 Q. My wife is in the United States and I want to apply for her to get her green card based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen. How long is the process taking in the Sacramento area?

Currently, the interview should be held within about 4 months from the time you file your case with USCIS in Chicago.  If all goes well, barring any security check issues or other issues, then she should expect to receive her green card, in the mail, about 2 to 4 weeks after the interview.

However, before you apply to adjust the status of your wife you should definitely meet with an experienced immigration attorney.  He or she can review your wife’s immigration and criminal history and make sure she qualifies before you file for adjustment of status. This area of the law has many pitfalls and I would not suggest cutting corners or working with a paralegal or notario.  The consequences of failure in your case can be quite severe (e.g.”in some cases your wife can be put into removal proceedings, (meaning she can be deported) for 10 years).  Therefore, it makes sense, given the potential for serious issues to arise, to at least consult with an experienced immigration attorney before you file this type of case.

Lawrence Gruner is a Sacramento green card Immigration Lawyer and green card attorney in sacramento with almost 20 years of experience handling immigration His office handles immigration cases throughout California (including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, San Diego and Sacramento) the United States and the World. You may reach us from anywhere in the world toll free at 888-801-6558 . You may also email us your questions. Attorney Gruner would be happy to review your situation and all of your options. He can help you come up with a plan for your Immigration case. His office handles green card cases (both family based green cards and business based green cards K1 fiance visa cases (see our article 10 things to know about K1 visas), naturalization and citizenship cases, E1-E2 investor cases, H1b cases ( visit our blog: How to get an H1b visa)and marriage visa cases.

We handle cases throughout the state of California and the World. California cities include: Sacramento, Stockton, San Diego, San Jose, Oakland, San Francisco, Daly City, Fremont, Hayward, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, San Rafael, Santa Rosa, Richmond, Fairfield, Grass Valley, Nevada City,Vallejo, Berkeley, Concord, Walnut Creek, Orinda, South San Francisco, San Bruno,Daly City, Pacifica, Half Moon Bay, Millbrae, Brisbane, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Mt. View, Sunnyvale, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Yuba City, Santa Cruz, Modesto, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay, Coronado, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Roseville, Rocklin,Auburn, Dixon, Davis. We also have clients in Seattle, Los Angeles, Portland, Reno, Denver, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Chicago.

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