When my case is approved, what happens next?

Upon approval, the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate will provide an immigrant visa package and an immigrant visa stamp in the applicant’s passport. The applicant must then enter the United States within 6 months. Upon entry to the U.S., the applicant will be admitted to the U.S. as a lawful permanent resident. The officer at the port of entry (land border or airport) will place a stamp in the applicant’s passport which is valid for travel and employment in the U.S. The USCIS will then order the issuance of the green card which will be sent to the U.S. residential address of the applicant within approximately 3 – 4 weeks.