“USCIS has announced that petitioners who file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence Status, will receive Form I-797 receipt notice as evidence of continued status for 18 months past the expiration date on their Permanent Resident Card. Conditional Residents can present the receipt notice along with their Permanent Resident Card when traveling abroad or to evidence continued residence status.
Previously, USCIS provided a receipt notice valid for 12 months. However, processing times for the Form I-751 and I-829 have increased by several months over the past year.
A conditional permanent resident receives a green card valid for 2 years. Conditional Residents must file a petition to remove conditions during the 90 days before the card expires. The conditions on residence must be removed or the conditional resident will lose permanent resident status. Conditional Residency applies to two categories; Permanent Residence Based on Marriage where the marriage occurred less than 2 years before the grant of permanent residency and EB5 investors who initially receive a 2year conditional residency. In both categories, failure to file a petition to remove the conditions on residency will result in automatic loss of conditional permanent residence on the 2nd anniversary of the date the conditional green card was granted. Loss of residency means that the conditional resident becomes removable from the United States.”
Check out the full June 2018 Announcement via the original USCIS post at:
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