Conditional Resident

  1. Conditional Resident
  2. Boarding Foils

Applicants who qualify for a visa on the basis of a marriage which was entered into less than two years prior to the date on which he/she is admitted into the United States as an immigrant will be granted conditional resident status for a two year period. Conditional resident status is also granted in fiancé(e) visa cases.

Ninety days before the two year anniversary of being granted conditional resident status, both the petitioner and conditional resident will be required to file a petition, form I-751, with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to have the conditional resident status removed.

Important: Conditional residents of the United States who fail to file an application to have conditional resident status removed will be required to apply for a new immigrant visa.

Questions concerning conditional resident status should be addressed to your local USCIS office.