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If you have a conditional green card, you may be wondering how you can travel. Whether you want to visit your home country or take a trip elsewhere, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. In this article, we’ll give you some tips on how to travel on a conditional green card.
What is a conditional green card?
A conditional green card allows a foreign national to live and work in the United States for a limited period of time. The holder must meet certain conditions during that time, or they will lose their status and be deported.
Conditional green cards are typically issued to foreign nationals who:
-Are married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
-Have invested or are investing at least $500,000 in a U.S. business
-Are religious workers
-Are diplomats or other government officials
Who is eligible for a conditional green card?
A conditional green card is valid for two years and allows the holder to live and work in the United States as a permanent resident. After two years, the green card expires and the holder must apply for a new one.
You may be eligible for a conditional green card if you are:
– married to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and you entered the United States on a fiancé(e) visa;
– the parent of a child who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and you entered the United States on an investor visa;
– entering the United States on an employment-based visa; or
– under 21 years of age and entering the United States as the child of a parent who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
How to apply for a conditional green card?
If you are the holder of a conditional green card, you may travel outside of the United States and re-enter, as long as you have your valid passport and a valid unexpired green card. If your green card expires while you are outside of the United States, you will need to apply for a new green card before returning. Depending on your country of citizenship, you may be able to apply for a new green card through a U.S. consular office or embassy. If you are unable to do so, you will need to obtain advance parole before returning to the United States.
What are the conditions of a conditional green card?
There are several conditions that come along with having a conditional green card. For starters, you are only allowed to live in the United States for a total of two years on a conditional green card. After those two years are up, you will need to apply for an extension if you want to stay in the country.
In addition, you will need to meet certain requirements during your time living in the United States on a conditional green card. For example, you will be expected to maintain employment and not rely on public assistance. You will also need to show proof of regular income during your time in the country. If you do not meet these requirements, your conditional green card may be revoked.
Lastly, you will need to apply for a permanent green card before your conditional green card expires. If you do not do this, you will be required to leave the United States at the end of your two-year period.
How to travel on a conditional green card?
If you have a conditional green card, you may travel outside the United States and return as long as you have your passport and a valid I-551 stamp. If your conditional green card is about to expire, you should contact U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to renew it.
What if you need to travel outside the United States on a conditional green card?
If you need to travel outside the United States on a conditional green card, you will need to obtain a reentry permit from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) before you leave. A reentry permit is valid for two years and allows you to apply for admission to the United States after temporary trips abroad.
You can apply for a reentry permit by filing USCIS Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. You will need to submit proof of your green card, evidence of your ties to the United States, and a passport-style photograph with your application. If you are currently outside the United States, you will need to file your application at a U.S. consulate or embassy.
Once you have obtained a reentry permit, you will need to present it to a Customs and Border Protection officer when you return to the United States. You should also carry your green card with you when you travel.
What if you want to remove the conditions on your green card?
If you want to remove the conditions on your green card, you will need to file a petition with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The petition is called an I-751, and it must be filed within 90 days of your green card expiring.
You will need to include evidence with your petition that shows that you have a bona fide marriage. This can include things like joint bank accounts, leases, or joint tax returns. You will also need to include a $505 filing fee.
Once USCIS has received your petition, they may schedule an interview with you and your spouse. During the interview, the USCIS officer will ask questions about your relationship to make sure that it is genuine.
If everything goes well, you should receive a new 10-year green card in the mail within a few months.
Assuming that you have already satisfied the conditions of your green card, there are a few steps you need to take in order to travel. First, you need to make sure that your green card is still valid. If it has expired, you will need to renew it before traveling. Next, you need to obtain a travel document known as an Advance Parole. This document allows you to re-enter the United States after traveling abroad. You can apply for an Advance Parole by filing Form I-131 with USCIS. Finally, when you are ready to travel, make sure to bring your green card, passport, and Advance Parole document with you.