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"What is a Conditional Reisdent in the U.S.?"

From Jennifer Leavitt-Wipf,
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Definition: Any alien granted permanent resident status on a conditional (temporary) basis (e.g., a spouse of a U.S. citizen; an immigrant investor), who is required to petition for the removal of the set conditions before the second anniversary of the approval of his or her conditional status, at which time she or he (if approved) will have a permanent green card instead of a temporary green card.
Pronunciation: kun-dish-own-ul rez-id-ent
Also Known As: temporary green card holder
Examples: Michaela married Max and applied for a green card. Because the application went through before two years, she was granted a conditional (or temporary) green card and was herself a conditional resident of the U.S. After two years, she may be able to have the condition removed and then she will no longer be a conditional resident, but will become a permanent resident instead.
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