Five Years Lawful Residency
(07/01/10) – 09/30/10)
To meet the five-year requirement, a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) must have been continuously living in the United States (U.S.) as an LPR for five years or more.
The LPR becomes potentially eligible for NA and CA from the beginning of the month the LPR has 5 years as an LPR.
Some LPR’s who entered the U.S. as a temporary qualified noncitizen do not have to meet the five years as an LPR requirement due to their previous temporary qualified status. This applies to LPR’s who entered with one of the following temporary qualified noncitizens statuses:
Cuban or Haitian Entrant
Noncitizen whose Deportation is Withheld
Refugee or Amerasian
Victim of Severe Trafficking