My husband is USC ,we have been married for a year and a half , we haven't filed for immigration yet , we had some financial problems paying for the house and paying our debt , my husband wanna wait a few more months till he has some money to have a lawyer take care of the case, and he said after two years i get the permanent green card in stead of the conditional one . is that right? is there a time range to file ?
There is no deadline that you have to file before. Also, if you have been married for two years at the time you get residence, then you will get the permanent green card instead of the conditional one. That will end up saving you money in the future, since you won't have to file to get the conditions removed.
I agree with everything that has been said here. You only need to have been married for more than 2 years at the time of the interview, not at the time of filing. You will save money in the long run by avoiding the application to remove the conditions on your residency. I want to point out, though, that if you are currently out of status (you didn't say either way, so I just want to include this), waiting to file leaves you in a vulnerable position.
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