The date on the priority letter is different from the card letter

Asked about 1 year ago - Chicago, IL

I received a priority letter dated on August, then when I get my green the date was on December so, which date I should count my 2 years to the permanent card. Thanks.

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  1. Michael Hugh Carlin

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    Answered . The date on your green card is the date you became a Conditional Permanent Resident. This is completely different from your priority date. For purposes of permanent resident status, the date on the green card is the one that matters.

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  2. Olga Bychok

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    Answered . Date on the CG.

  3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

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    Answered . LPR status always starts with a date on the card.

    DISCLAIMER The answer given above by the lawyer serves for educational purposes only and provides general... more
  4. F. J. Capriotti III

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    Answered . The 'resident since' date on the plastic card controls.

    PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting... more
  5. Theodore John Murphy

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    Answered . The date on the card is the one you go by.

    The answer provided here is general in nature and does not take into account other factors that may need to be... more

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