How long does it take to get a work permit?


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Dec 1, 2021


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How long does it take to get a work permit?

An applicant who lives in the United States and is married to a U.S. citizen, generally must wait around 150 days (sometimes more) after the complete application package is submitted.

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An applicant who lives in the United States and is married to a green card holder (lawful permanent resident) generally must wait about 24–32 months to receive a work permit after initiating the green card application process.

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