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Green Card Categories and What They Mean

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People under “IR6”or as a spouse of a USA citizen, may be eligible to apply for naturalization after 3 years as permanent resident instead the usual 5 years. A “CU6” Cuban may be able to also adjust their status of their after-acquired spouse and children, even if they are not Cubans.

As you can see, these codes are important. To find out your code, look in the center of your green card under the word “Category”, look at the code and find your match under this list. If you believe your card has an erroneous code, it is very important to request that USCIS correct the code. Antonini and Cohen can help you ensure your green card accurately reflects your status.

CR1 Spouse of a U.S. citizen CR2 Step-child of a U.S. citizen CU6 Cuban refugee CU7 Non-Cuban spouse/child of an alien classified as a CU6 CX1 Spouse of a lawful permanent resident alien CX2 Step-child (under 21 years of age) of a lawful permanent resident alien

You can find a complete list of green card codes here.

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