How long will it take to receive my green card once it's approved? After the case is approved, the green card should arrive in the mail within 30 days. It may take a while for the online case status to be updated. If the green card does not arrive in 30 days, the applicant can follow the instructions here. Related articles What should I bring to the citizenship interview? I received my interview notice: what does "All documentation establishing one's eligibility for Lawful Permanent Resident status" mean? My visa is about to expire. Can I remain in the United States while a green card is pending? What if the sponsor doesn't have a Social Security Number? I believe my case is outside of normal processing times — can I contact USCIS?