Got Green Card approval but still didn't get the actual doc, Can I file FAFSA?

<p>I am posting here because I don't know which other forum can address my question.</p>

<p>Will I be considered a permanent resident?</p>

<p>I have been waiting for the green card approval for five years. Six months ago I've had the final interview and a month ago I was asked to send my passport to the embassy. I understand that whenmy passport returns I will have six months to arrive in the USA and get the actual green card.</p>

<p>Now meantime I want to apply to a college but I'm afraid that I will not receive the green card on time to be registered in the school as green card holder. </p>

<p>How much time does it take to receive the actual green card once I'm in the states?
Do you think that the approval from the embassy is enough for college\FAFSA to consider me as a permanent resident?</p>





<p>This is what I read at another forum in a similar thread (it is in foreign language, so I don't give the link):</p>

<p>If you get your A-number before FAFSA deadline you can use it in your application. </p>

<p>After deadline when the university approves financial aid (usually during the summer) you have to send them a copy of your green card.
If you don't have it yet they'll change your status to foreign student. The moment you receive your green card give them a copy and they'll change your status and FAFSA back. Your financial aid package would change too.</p>

I am posting here because I don't know which other forum can address my question.</p>



<p>Try the Financial Aid forum.</p>

<p>You will need to have your green card with your A# when you file the FAFSA.</p>

<p>Thank you for the answers!</p>

<p>How much time does it take to get the A#?</p>

<p>You will not become a permanent residence until you have actually been ADMITTED into the U.S. The date you enter will be the date shown on your permanent residence card. The Embassy is part of the U.S. State Department and does not have the authority to approve your case, only recommend approval.</p>