How To Remove Conditional Green Card

How To Remove Conditional Green Card

How Long Does It Take To Remove Conditions On Green Card

Form To Remove Conditions On Green Card

A conditional Green Card gives you the opportunity to live and work in the U.S. for only 2 years from the date it was issued. After 2 years you have to update your status. All spouses of U.S. citizens or LPRs carry conditional green cards.

You cannot renew your conditional green card.  In order not to lose your conditional residency status, you need to apply for removal of the conditions of residence 90 days before your conditional green card expires.

You have to talk to an experienced green card lawyer to help you meet the deadlines and ensure all your documentation is in order.

Are You Eligible To Remove Conditions On Green Card

I 751 Petition To Remove Conditions On Residence

How To Remove Conditional Green CardYou have to file the petition to Remove Conditions of Residence (Form I-751) before your conditional green card expires. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expects spouses to file this petition together but there are exceptions.

Individuals are eligible to remove the conditional green card if:

  • The individual has been in a marriage with a U.S. citizen or LPR for two years
  • The individual is a widow or widower who entered into their marriage in good faith
  • The individual divorced their spouse but they entered into the marriage in good faith
  • The individual is a child that cannot be included in the parents’ application for a valid reason
  • The individual or the individual’s child was subjected to abuse by an abusive spouse

Your child can be included in your application if they had received conditional resident status within 90 days after you received it or at the same time you received it.

Issues You May Face When Filing A Petition To Remove Conditions

Remove Conditions On Green Card Timeline In Texas

The following are issues that may create complications when filing a petition to remove conditions on permanent residence:

  • The 90-day deadline passed
  • You are not able to complete Form I-751 with your spouse or you need a waiver
  • You filed for divorce or are considering a divorce
  • Your application was denied and you are in the process of appealing that decision

Timeline For Removing Conditions On A Green Card

Petition To Remove Conditions Of Permanent Resident

The time it takes to process a green card varies depending on whether you completed your I-175 package properly or not.  The caseload at the USCIS office can also influence how fast processing will happen.

Processing of your I-175 package begins after you receive the Receipt of Petition about 6 weeks after filing. You might receive an extension if your package was rejected.  About 10 weeks after you file, you will go for a biometrics appointment, and then for an interview appointment about 12 months after filing.

You may receive your green card between 12 to 18 months after filing.

You Need Help With Removal Of Condition Form

Requirements For Removal Of Conditional Green Card

There are many complex USCIS requirements for filing Form I-175.  For instance, the documentation needed during filing can be confusing.  You need an experienced immigration attorney to help you file properly so you do not experience any delays. Remember that filing Form I-175 is expensive, so, you don’t want your application denied on your first try.

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