“Lawful permanent residents who properly file Form I-90 to renew an expiring or expired green card may receive this extension. Form I-90 receipt notices had previously provided a 12-month extension of the validity of a green card,” USCIS states.
Indians are among the top beneficiaries of green cards. During fiscal 2021, nearly 93,450 Indians obtained a green card.
According to a Times of India report, the processing time for employer sponsored green cards crossed the three-year wait time in 2022.
Paying a $2,500 fee could cut this wait by at least seven months, bringing it down to “only” 2 years and 5 months. The government has added nearly 16 months to the average green card process since 2016, with more than a year added in 2021 and 2022 alone.
Employer sponsored immigrants go through six steps including a prefiling stage that requires the applicant and employer to provide documents to prove their eligibility for a green card.