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A person who is married to a U.S. citizen can qualify for immigration in this category.
If a person is the spouse of a U.S. citizen and the marriage occurred less than two years before the alien spouse is admitted as a U.S. permanent resident, a "conditional green card" is issued to the alien spouse. That means the alien spouse's permanent resident status may be subject to be terminated within two years after it is granted, if the marriage has terminated by divorce or annulment during that period. For more information on divorce and immigration, please click here.
Except for this condition, the alien spouse is a full permanent resident in all aspects.
In order to remove the condition on the alien spouse's permanent residency, both spouses need to jointly petition to remove the condition within 90 days before the second anniversary of the alien spouse's admission as a permanent resident. Failure to do so will result in the termination of the alien spouse's conditional permanent residence.
There are two scenarios for U.S. citizen's spouse to apply for immigration:
For more information on spouses of U.S. citizens, please click on the following links: