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