Can I Apply for Citizenship With a Conditional Green Card?

Can I Apply for Citizenship With a Conditional Green Card?


Okay let’s see
Cheche cote de Quesada asks my daughter and I received her green card May 2015
she were new our green card this coming May or can I apply for citizenship and
said renewing the green card thanks in advance.
Well yeah you can’t so we’re assuming that you have a conditional green card
because you’re asking should you renew it which regular green card is good for
10 years, so if you just came here and you receive a conditional green card
which means you were not married to the US citizen or green card holder for more
than two years you would get a condition what’s called a conditional green card
it has a two-year expiration all the other green cards of ten years so if you
have a two-year expiration expiring green card the answer is you’re
going to have to renew because if you came here based on marriage to US
citizen or green card holder you have to have held a green card for three years
before you can apply for citizenship which is really good a good deal because
for most everybody else is five years but you don’t get to shortcut it it’d be
nice to go from conditional green card directly to citizenship application but
that’s not possible you’re gonna have to renew that conditional green card and
here’s something that’s really critical you’ve got to get that application in in
the 90 days before that expires so look at your conditional green card it has an
expiration date on it back up 90 days that’s when you want to send your green
card renewal in is in that 90 day window don’t send it before they’ll send it
back yeah and don’t send it after because you give yourself a bunch of
trouble now you want it within that 90-day window we suggest right at the
beginning of that 90-day window you’ll want to send it and yeah unfortunately
you will have to apply get the ten year green card and then once you’ve held
that for a year so that your total time on holding our green card is two years
you can then apply for citizenship. There’s a lot of timelines here I’d
really recommend calling in you have a live chat as well we could answer a
little bit more in detail yeah that’s right and we help out with both we help out
with renewing your green card if you are see our conditional resident or if
you’re applying for citizenship right and again I’ll state the key point is
don’t miss that window yeah if you do your green card expires now you’re
starting over you you you would likely have to do a whole another CR-1
and you probably get through that get it approved but it’s gonna be a lot of pain
and money so don’t don’t missed that gap.

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