Legal Question in Immigration Law in California

my husband has a work permit that will expire next month. i am a us citizen and i am submitting an application for him to become a resident. how long will it take for him to get his workers permit renewed? how long until he becomes a resident?

Asked on 8/11/10, 11:06 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Ajay Arora Ajay K. Arora, Attorney-at-Law, P.C.


If your husband entered the U.S. legally, then all sponsorship paperwork can be filed concurrently including the employment authorization document (EAD) application. He will receive EAD in about 3 months after filing, and within a few months after that he should obtain resident status.

I recommend calling our law firm at 212-268-3580 during business hours, or email [email protected] so that we can convey additional information based on whether your husband entered the U.S. legally, and on what basis he has received his current EAD.

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Answered on 8/16/10, 11:13 am

Luba Smal Smal Immigration Law Office

It depends on whether your husband is eligible for adjustment of status. If eligible, the whole process of obtaining a 'green card' can be done within 6 months.

You didn't explain how and when he came to USA, on what basis he had applied for a work permit, etc.

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Answered on 8/16/10, 11:22 am

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