Permanent Residency status - effective date?

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syed
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Permanent Residency status - effective date?

Post by syed » Thu May 08, 2008 4:00 pm

Is the permanent residency effective from the date it is registered by USCIS after the approval of I-485 or from the time we receive the actual green card. Is the person eligible to start working right away based on the notice or need to wait to receive the card? This is important to know whether we can work (assuming doesn't have EAD) between the time of approval and the time we receive the card which could take up to 60 days.

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Syed R.

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