It may take up to 90 days from the day you made your payment to acquire your permanent residence card. Before your permanent residence card can be completed, you must pay the immigrant visa cost online. There is no fee for the immigrant visa.
If you qualify for a premium processing service, it will reduce the time it takes to process your application. The premium processing service costs $125 per application. This service option is available at certain locations across the country. See here for more information about how premium processing works and which offices are eligible. Not all forms of identification are accepted as proof of identity or eligibility for a premium processing service. Only original documents filed with the government agency that issued the form of ID being used as evidence of these things can be considered valid documents for purposes of this service.
Your employer may also apply on your behalf if you are out of status when your employment ends. Your employer must complete an I-9 form, sign it under penalty of perjury, and send it to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If your employer fails to do so, you still have the right to apply for a new job or accept a new offer of employment. However, if you accept such an offer before your employer completes the I-9, you should not start work until your employer has verified your legal status.
A green card application might take anything from 7 to 33 months to be processed. There are two main types of green cards: working and non-working. A working permit allows the holder to work in the United States, while a non-working permit is required to travel to or live in the U.S.
The time frame for obtaining a green card depends on the category applied for and any applicable exemptions. For example, if you qualify as a "public interest" applicant, the process may be completed within seven months. If not, it could take more than three years. The only way to know for certain how long it will take is to submit your application. If approved, then great! If not, don't worry about it - there are other ways to stay connected with your family back home.
When you apply for a green card, there are several factors that determine how long it will take for your application to be processed. These include the type of visa requested, the category of employment you are applying under, whether you qualify for any exemptions/deferments from the employer requirement, and so on.
Once IRCC receives a complete application package from persons who have satisfied their residence criteria, it typically takes 45 days to produce PR cards for new permanent residents. Renewal applications for PR Cards typically take 104 days. There is no set time frame for when IRCC will contact applicants about their status, but it's usually within 60 days of the date they submit their documents.
Canadians who want to become citizens must also pass a citizenship test. They can do this by visiting the Canadian Citizenship Office or sending a check to the address on file with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The cost is $100 for individuals or $250 for couples.
People who were born in Canada need to meet some requirements to be able to apply for a PR Card. They must prove that they are living in Canada, that they were habitually resident in Canada between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2005, and that they can provide evidence that they had legitimate reasons for leaving Canada during that period.
The length of time it takes to receive a PR Card depends on how many people are waiting to do so. In general, an applicant's chance of receiving a decision within the required timeframe increases as more people are waiting.