How long can I get a work permit after my brother makes a petition?


Q: I am on an h2b visa and brother wants to file for me. How long does it take for me to get a work permit when he starts the filing?

A: A visa petition filed by your brother will not give you work permit.  You will have to wait for at least 10 years for the visa number to become current and then you file I-485 to adjust your status to permanent resident.  Only by that time you can apply for work permit (EAD).  You will have to maintain legal status in the US during this long period of time.