Removal of Conditional GC

abba114

Member
Does anyone know how long it takes to get the new 10 years GC after you apply to remove the conditional GC? We applied in Feb 2017 and we haven't heard anything since then. Can we travel after the GC is expired?
Thanks for the help
 

newacct

Well-Known Member
Depending on the center, 6 months to a year or sometimes more. After you submit the I-751, you should get an I-751 receipt which also serves as a 1-year extension letter, which you can use together with the expired green card for all purposes that a green card is used for, including work, travel, etc. for 1 year after the GC expiration.
 

abba114

Member
Thank you for your answer.
If it goes more than 9 months, can I just apply citizenship for my spouse?
Since it will be 3 years minus 3 months of the citizenship requirement.

Thanks
 
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