Conditional Permanent Residence (CPR) is a type of immigration status that is granted to certain individuals who enter the United States on a fiancé visa after they are married and obtain a green card.
Eligibility for CPR
In order to be eligible for CPR a fiancé visa holder must meet the following criteria:
• Must have entered the U.S. on a valid K-1 visa.
• Must have married their U.S. citizen fiancé within 90 days of entering the U.S.
• Must not have any legal barriers to marriage (e.g., previous marriages still legally recognized).
• Must pass a medical examination and background check.
Benefits of CPR
CPR provides several benefits to fiancé visa holders, including:
• Ability to live and work in the U.S.
• The ability to obtain a Social Security number and has work authorization in the U.S.
• Eligibility for certain government benefits, such as healthcare and education.
Conditions of CPR
While CPR provides many benefits, it also comes with certain conditions that must be met in order to maintain the status. These conditions include:
• Must not have any criminal convictions or engage in activities that would make them ineligible for the 10-year green card.
• Should maintain marriage with U.S. citizen. Exceptions do apply.
If you have questions relating to a CPR, we would be happy to review your case, guide you through the necessary legal procedures, and answer any questions you have about your application.