What to Know About a Pending Green Card Application

If your green card application is pending, you may have a lot of questions about the process and what you can and cannot do while you wait. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions regarding pending green card applications in Wisconsin:

What Happens if I Move While my Case is Still Pending with USCIS?

If you move while you have a case pending with USCIS, you will have to update your address within 10 days of your moving. If you fail to update your address within 10 days of the move, you may not receive crucial information about your case. You can update your address through your USCIS online account, or you can file the Form AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card, via the USCIS Change of Address online page.

What Happens if I Leave the United States while my Form I-485 is Pending?

Emergencies happen, but if you need to leave the United States while your case is pending, you must file the Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, before leaving. Unfortunately, if you leave the country without filing an advance parole document while you still have a pending Form I-485, you will effectively abandon your application. This will most likely mean losing your opportunity to obtain a green card.

How Long Does it Take USCIS to Process a Form I-485 in Wisconsin?

If you submit a Form I-485 in Wisconsin, your case should be processed between 6.5 months to 20.5 months. If it has been more than 20.5 months since you’ve submitted your application, feel free to reach out to our firm to discuss your case. To check the status of your pending application, you can either call USCIS at 800-375-5283 or visit USCIS’s Case Status online page and enter the receipt number you obtained after filing your Form I-485.

If you have any questions or concerns, reach out to our firm of experienced attorneys today.

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