I have been married to a US citizen for a year and 7 months now. We applied for adjustment of status on August 2014. My current online case status on the USCIS website, says "Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview" since October 8,2014. I got my work authorization and now I'm waiting just for my interview appointment letter. I called the USCIS a couple of times and it looks like the Oklahoma city office status of reviewing cases is still on February... So I think it's going to take a while till I get my interview appointment. The QUESTION IS, if I get my interview appointment anytime in the future and I get my green card after that, will it be a 2 years green card or a 10 years one ?? considering that fact we've been married for over a year and a half now. Thank you!
If at the time of your interview, you have been married for 2 years or more, then you will be granted a 10 year green card (assuming your application is approved). If at the time of your interview, you are married less than 2 years, then you will be issued a 2 year conditional green card.
If the interview and approval happen after you've been married 2 years you will get a 10 year card.
PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- This blog posting is offered for informational purposes only. It does not constitute an attorney-client relationship. Also, keep in mind that this is an INTERNET BLOG. You should not rely on anything you read here to make decisions which impact on your life. Meet with an attorney, via Skype, or in person, to obtain competent personal and professional guidance.
Only if you are approved for your green card on or after your 2nd wedding anniversary will you get a 10-year green card.
Mr. Shusterman's (former INS Trial Attorney, 1976-82) response to your question is general in nature, as not all the facts are known to him. You should retain an attorney experienced in immigration law to review all the facts in your case in order to receive advice specific to your case. Mr. Shusterman's statement above does not create an attorney/client relationship.
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