"John" wrote in message
> the K1 faq websitesite http://www.k1faq.com/index.html#5.1 states:
> 7.1)...Please explain "Conditional Permanent Residency"?
> A..A two year Conditional Residency is granted to those who apply for
> Adjustment of Status based on marriage to a US Citizen. This two year
> helps to deter visa fraud and marriages of convenience. During the
> "conditional" period, you still have all the rights of a Permanent
> Your status as a permanent resident expires at the end of this two year
> period unless you file for lifting of the conditional status.
> this states that you get conditional residency for the two years after you
> file for AOS and that you have all the rights of a permanent resident ie
> applying for financial aid.
> has this rule been changed or am I missing something?
No, it does not state you get conditional for the two years after *filing*
for AOS, it's for the two years after being *granted* AOS.
You get conditional status if your adjustment of status interview is held
and approved before your second wedding anniversary. If it is after the
second wedding anniversary, you get to skip the conditional and get a full
10 year card, where the card itself expires in 10 years but not the status.
It is possible in some INS jurisdictions to be married for 1 year, 364 days
on the day of your AOS interview and receive a 2 year conditional card,
since INS sometimes does take a long time to process paperwork. At the same
time, (at least if you live in Detroit) it is possible to arrive on a K1 on
Friday, get married on Saturday and walk into INS on Monday and get
"instant AOS" and the conditional card right away; in which case she *would*
have the conditional status for two years after filing, since filing and
approval are same day at that office.
Snce you live in NY though, based on Rete's estimate, your wife probably
will not even have her conditional card for about 18 months after filing for