Q: I was accepted for my green card a year ago. My brother requested me 5 years ago. Can I get a work permit while I wait?
My brother requested me about 5 years ago when I was 18. And I was recently accepted for my green card a year ago. I currently live in the U.S. With a student Visa and I wanted to know if there is any way to get a work permit while I wait since I have been accepted already. Also is there any way to speed up the process or how long will it take for me to get the residency?
Thank you for your help!
1. There is no way to speed up the process.
2. Without knowing which country you are from, it is not possible to say how long it will take. (I suggest checking the visa bulletin)
3. You can get a work permit on a student visa but having an approved I-130 petition does not make you eligible for a work permit.
4. I strongly recommend talking to an immigration attorney to help you with the process and also make sure all the documents are filed properly on time to make sure there are not further delays to the process. All the best.
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