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No, you may not apply for lawful permanent resident status under section 209(b) of the INA on the basis of a conditional grant.  A conditional grant is not a final approval of asylum. Any time accrued after you have received a conditional grant does not count towards the one-year period that you must be physically present in the United States after a grant of asylum in order to apply for permanent resident status.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 
09/23/2008