Conditional Residence Visa Law and Legal Definition

A conditional residence visa refers to a visa that allows applicants to receive conditional permanent residence upon arrival in the U.S.

It is granted on certain conditions. When a person has been married for less than two years when their husband or wife (spouse) gets lawful permanent resident status (gets a green card), the spouse gets residence on a conditional basis. After two years both must apply together to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to remove the condition to the residence.