What is a conditional green card (permanent residence)?

A conditional green card is valid for only 2 years and is issued (1) to a spouse who has been married for less than 2 years at the time of green card approval and (2) to a foreign EB-5 investor and to his or her dependents.

A conditional green card holder must file a petition to “remove the conditions” within the 90-day period before the conditional green card expires. The conditional green card holder based on marriage needs to show that he has been married during those two years (with certain exceptions). The conditional green card holder based on EB-5 investment needs to show that (s)he invested $1,8 million (or $900,000 in certain areas), (s)he sustained the investment during those 2 years, and that (s)he created 10 new full-time jobs for U.S. workers.

Please note that this article does not constitute legal advice.  We simplified the law to provide only general information to outline the conditional resident status and conditional green card.  If you would like to discuss how to obtain a conditional green card or need help with the removal of conditions on residency, schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer in Phoenix at TODAY or call our office at 480-425-2009.