Does the period of adjudication EB-5 investor’s Form I-829 count towards the 5-year residency requirement for naturalization?
Conditional permanent residents enjoy the same rights, privileges, responsibilities, and duties as Legal Permanent Residents, including the right to apply for naturalization. In order to be eligible for naturalization, the Conditional Resident must resident continuously in the US 5 years and must be physically present in the US for at least one-half of the 5 years. The time spent as Conditional Resident is credited toward the time required for residence and physical presence in the US for naturalization.
Conditional residents can apply for naturalization, but the naturalization cannot be granted before the Conditional Resident status is removed (before the I-829 is adjudicated).
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