Why are green cards taking so long?
That’s largely due to two reasons.
First, there are limits on the number of U.S.
green cards (lawful permanent residence) made available under U.S.
immigration laws, at least in certain categories.
Warning: The coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in long delays in every part of the immigration process..
Why would a green card be denied?
Among the reasons the U.S. government might deny an immigrant visa or green card are its own error (or yours, in completing the paperwork), concern that you are a security risk, inadmissibility for health or criminal reasons, a finding that you are likely to become reliant on government assistance, and more.
How long does it take to get green card?
It takes 7 to 33 months to process a Green Card application. Family Preference Green Cards processing takes from 1 to 10 years depending on the wait time and yearly caps. Employment Based Green Cards processing could be from 1 year for visas that have a low demand to 4 or 6 years for visas with very high demand.
What are the chances of getting a green card?
The average chance of winning a Green Card with The American Dream is about 1:25 to 1:75, depending on the region and year (for Europeans recently around 1:45). Due to the new passport regulations there will be significantly fewer participants as of 2019, so the chances will probably rise again to 1:25!