Conditional Versus Permanent

Conditional Versus Permanent, What are the Differences?

Conditional Versus Permanent
Example of a 2 year Conditional Card

Conditional Versus Permanent Residence

Posted July 23, 2019

Conditional 2 Year Card:
By marriage to a U.S citizen, you are now eligible to file I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status? Since you are brand new and never filed, you will be adjusting status to receive a two year conditional residence card.

The Conditional Green card cannot be renewed. You must first remove the conditions on your Green card, which can be done by filing an application during the period of 90 days before the conditional Green card expires. If you do not file this petition, you will lose your permanent residence status.

If you have received your Conditional Green card based on marriage to a U.S citizen, you must file Form I-751, Petition to remove conditions on permanent residence. Once you petition and remove the conditions on your conditional Green card, you will be given a 10 year valid Green card. Apply for the 2 years Conditional.

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10 Year Green Card

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This is an example of the 10 Permanent Residence Card.

After Having the Condition Removed.

Removing the Condition:
A 10 year permanent resident card, is also called the Green card given to all permanent residents of the country as proof that they are legally authorized to live and work anywhere within the United States. Depending on your immigrant status situation, you may be eligible to apply for a Green card under various categories, the most common one being through your employment status. The next most common category is through marriage to a U.S citizen followed by refugee, asylum and special immigrant categories.
Removing the Condition 90 days in advance.

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A permanent resident is a not a citizen but has obtained legal permission to live and work anywhere in the United States. A Green card holder can enjoy many benefits like traveling outside the country, applying for a driver’s license, applying for a social security card and bringing their immediate family to the United States.

A Green card holder is also required to renew the card once every 10 years before it expires. To renew your Green card, you must file Application for Green card renewal, Form I-90 with the USCIS. If your Green card is lost, stolen or damaged, or you need to change any information about yourself on the card, you can file Form I-90 to obtain a new Green card.

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The process of renewing your 10 year Green card takes a long time, anywhere between five to six months, depending on the individual application. So you must file for renewing your 10 year Green card six months prior to the expiration date of the card.

Renew or Replace a 10 year green card.

If the permanent resident is eligible to apply for citizenship and chooses to do so, then they can file an Application for Citizenship, Form N-400.

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Green Card to U.S. Citizenship

Difficulties Transitioning:
It is not at all uncommon for some people to maintain their 10 year green card for a second time and then apply for their U.S. Citizenship? For many it takes time and years due to the very tough testing that you go through which many struggle to pass?

Learning the Declaration of Independence by heart and studying US History, government for many, doesn’t come easy. Learning to speak above average English also takes time. People work, people raise families, and if a person doesn’t have time and determination to study for the US Citizenship, they end up failing.

So think about it for awhile before deciding that your ready to Naturalize because it requires a lot out of you and the fact is most born Americans couldn’t pass the test either.

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