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Indians receive maximum approvals for employer sponsored green cards

The US approved green cards applications to 56,608 of the 64,906 Indians who had applied for permanent residency during its reporting year through September 2019.

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Last Updated: Feb 20, 2020, 08.14 AM IST
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Indian nationals received almost half the approvals for Form I 140 for employer-sponsored green cards issued by the US in fiscal 2019, according to data from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), even as the number of applicants whose files have been kept pending has increased sharply. However, the approval doesn't result in an immediate green card for the applicant as there is a long waiting period for Indians.

The US approved green cards applications to 56,608 of the 64,906 Indians who had applied for permanent residency during its reporting year through September 2019. While 1,352 applications were rejected, another 6,946 cases remained undecided as of September end. The number of applications from Indians was equivalent to the annual quota of H-1B visas given by the US for those with Bachelor degrees.

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