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Documentation for Green Card Holders Status Extension

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing status extension for Green Card holders. Basically what we are talking about here, this is for Conditional Permanent Residence, folks who may be dealing with things like their lift of conditions to Unconditional Lawful Permanent Residence and other folks that may be in the United States for example who may be working in the US. 

A recent article I found on a blog post actually of a colleague of mine, Patricia Elizee Esq., her website is, the article is titled: USCIS Extends Evidence of Status for Conditional Permanent Residence to 24 Months with Pending Form. Quoting directly: "On September 4, 2021, the USCIS extended the time that receipt notices can be used to show evidence of status from 18 months to 24 months for petitioners who properly file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence or Form I-829, Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence Status. This change accommodates the current processing times for Form I-751 and Form I-829 to be approved." 

This is kind of a good news bad, news situation because when you file a form to remove conditions, you really want it to just get done sooner rather than later. Now that said, things have been moving slow and basically the documentation you get in receipt basically that says "Hey, we have received your request to remove conditions. We are working on it", is basically what they are saying. That document used to be 18 months it provided evidence of status, it has now been increased to 24 months. The reason I say that is good and bad is because for folks who are sitting around waiting for this to be processed, yeah they want to maintain status. They don't want to jeopardize their status. The reason it is bad news is because frankly it is taking a long time to get these cases processed out; long enough to warrant a policy change so I don't think maybe folks that are dealing with these think that this is going to change any time soon.

Again it is a bit of speculation on my part. I really am only tangentially involved with cases like this, this is primarily done over in the United States although we do assist folks with these cases from time to time if they deem it necessary. That said, yeah in the past frankly, removal of conditions or what I call "lift" of conditions, sometimes those things got done in weeks but clearly that is not the case now as it has been deemed necessary to extend the validity of the documentation pertaining to this matter from 18 to 24 months.