Green Card: What are the differences between the permanent and the conditional?

Green Card: What are the differences between the permanent and the conditional?

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One of the essential documents for migrants which are found in USA is the Green Card with which they are allowed to live, work and study legally and permanent within the country, in addition to being valid for up to 10 years, but you should know that this is not always the case, since the US authorities could give you another type of green card.

It is important to know that the authorities in charge can give you the permanent or conditional residence, so you should know what the differences are and also what is the reason why they can give you the latter, since they are the options that exist within the Green Card.

The Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) offers the conditional Green Card to those people who obtained it thanks to the marriage, That is, they are married to someone who has this document or who is a US citizen and here we explain more about it in case they give it to you or you have it.


Everything you need to know about the conditional Green Card

It is important to mention that those who have the conditional Green Card have the same rights than those who have permanent residence, that is, some of these advantages are that they can travel within or outside the North American country, as well as work, but they will have to renew it after two years.

After this time, you must prove that you are still married to the American citizen or resident, as well as have the documents or other evidence you need to prove it and in this way, they will be able to grant you the permanent version that will last 10 years instead of only two years. .


Remember that you can obtain this Green Card after having been married for a minimum of two years to someone who has that permanent residence or is a citizen of the United States and you will need some very important documents to be able to complete the application such as bank accounts. joint ventures, loans, mortgages, photographs, leases, medical records, among others.

It should be noted that having the Green Card for at least 5 years will also help us to be able to request and obtain the american citizenshipa with which we will cease to be permanent residents and it will be for life, since we will become just another American citizen.

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