Immigration Law: What is Conditional Residence?

This video features Samuel McTyre, a Family Law attorney based in Virginia.

Virginia Immigration Lawyer Explains

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

Do you know what conditional residence is when it comes to immigration? We ask Virginia lawyer Sam McTyre for an Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.

Sam McTyre:

Conditional residence is a part of the Marriage Fraud Act, it has established a separate category for those who are receiving their permanent residence through marriage. The condition is essentially a two-year lapse. During those two years, the conditional resident has all the benefits of being a permanent resident of the United States, and has also all the obligations: would have to file taxes, etcetera. So it's as if they were permanent residents, but the condition has to be removed at the end of the two years.

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