If you’ve obtained a green card through marriage, but your green card’s status is conditional because your marriage was not yet two years old when you obtained permanent residence status, based on your circumstances, you might be eligible to remove the conditions on your status. If you are within ninety days of your second wedding anniversary, then the expiration date on your green card is approaching quickly. Accordingly, it is important that you consult with an experienced Immigration Lawyer right away so you can avoid losing your status as a conditional resident and risk being removed from the country. Call Rodriguez Law Firm today at (571) 292-1209 today and find out how our attorneys can successfully guide you through the condition removal process.
If you applied for an obtained a green card before being married for two years, your permanent residence status in the United States is conditional since you must be able to establish that you did not marry your spouse just to evade U.S. immigration laws. You are typically eligible to apply for the removal of the conditions on your permanent residence status if:
If you are still married to the same U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you and your spouse are required to apply together in order to have the conditions placed on your resident status removed. As mentioned above, it is a good idea to submit your application during the ninety days before your second wedding anniversary so as to avoid the risk of losing your conditional resident status and the risk of removal from the country. However, if you’re not married anymore or you’ve been abused or battered by your spouse, you can request a waiver of the joint-filing requirement. In these instances, you can apply to have the conditions removed any time after you’ve received conditional resident status, but you must be able to establish that removal from the country would cause you to suffer extreme hardship.
If you obtained conditional resident status through marriage, and you are nearing your two year wedding anniversary, the experienced Immigration Lawyers at Rodriguez Law Firm can help ensure that you file all of the appropriate paperwork in a timely manner. Filing the right application at the right time can help you avoid any complications that might occur as the result of failing to file on time. Contact us 24/7 in Manassas at (571) 292-1209, or email us for a free consultation or to schedule an office visit.
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