Today, I'm going to share with you what conditional residence is and how to remove the conditions on your residency. A conditional resident is someone who has been married to a US citizen for less than 2 years at the time their green card is approved.

In that situation, immigration will approve the case and they’ll make you a permanent resident of the United States. However, instead of the normal 10-year card they'll only give you that card for 2 years, and it'll say conditional permanent residency. Now how do we remove those conditions?

How to remove the conditions

You have to take action one year and nine months after you've received the card. So take a look at your card, look at the start date, and count forward 1 year and 9 months. At that time, you are able to file a petition to remove the conditions on the residency.

Another way of course is to calculate that deadline as 90 days prior to the expiration date. The key is not to file late. You must file within the 90-day window before the 2-year green card expires. And you show immigration that you are still married to the same person, still living in the same home with them and that you have 2 years of joint documents together.

If immigration is satisfied, then it will decide to remove the conditions of your residency and it will mail you a 10-year green card. So, if you have any questions about this process, please let me know.