When a conditional permanent resident (CPR) files a petition to remove conditions on residence (form I-751) or a petition by an investor to remove conditions on permanent resident status (form I-829). The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently announced that it will significantly extend the validity period of a green card belonging to a conditional permanent resident (CPR). As long as the I-751 or I-829 is still pending, the USCIS will now extend the green card’s validity period by 48 months beyond the expiration date listed on the green card.
Extension of Green Card Validity
For form I-829 petitions filed after 11th January 2023, this policy took effect. On 25th January 2023, the change took effect for form I-751 petitions. Updated receipt notices are currently being sent out by the USCIS. To eligible CPRs who have a pending I-829 or I-751.
Given that processing times for many I-829 and I-751 petitions have increased beyond the two-year extension. Granted by these receipt notices, this policy change is beneficial. However, it goes without saying that putting in place modifications. The USCIS would make it possible for these cases to be processed in a time frame. That was within a reasonable range and would be a far superior option.