(a) have lived in the United States for at least 5 years and were under the
age of 16 at the time of entry;
(b) have graduated from high school or have been accepted to a college or
institution of higher education;
(c) are of good moral character;
(d) are not deportable on account of a criminal conviction, alien smuggling
or document fraud.
(a) obtain a diploma from a junior college or trade school;
(b) complete at least two years of a bachelor's or graduate program;
(c) join the Armed Forces and if discharged, be honorably discharged; or
(d) perform part or full time volunteer community service under the direction
of the USA Freedom Corps or with an entity eligible to receive funds from the
Combined Federal Campaign.
For those who cannot fulfill these requirements, they would need to
demonstrate both a compelling reason why they cannot meet the requirements, and
exceptional and extremely unusual hardship if they were removed from the United
To become a lawful permanent resident, the applicants must remain persons of
good moral character, not be a public charge during the period of conditional
residence, or violate any of the criteria initially required to obtain
conditional resident status.