Conditional residency status is given to married couples if their marriage is less than two years old when they gain permanent residency. This is because immigrants must first prove that their marriage was not solely made to gain U.S. citizenship. However, these conditions can eventually be removed.
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, in order for conditional permanent residency to lose its restrictions, an immigrant must first meet one of several different eligibility requirements. One possible requirement is for the immigrant to still be married to the same person from when they first applied for their green card. Children from this marriage can also be entered in this application if they fall under conditional residency status along with their parent.