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We helped our client get the conditions removed on their green card. Learn how we did so in record time and before her conditional green card’s expiration, ensuring her status remained protected!
If you applied for your green card while being married to your spouse for less than two years, you qualify for a conditional green card (CR1), valid for up to two years. To extend its validity, you must remove the conditions on your permanent residence status. Failure to file the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence means an automatic loss of permanent status after your conditional green card expires. In 2019, we processed our client’s green card application, and in 2021, she reached the two-year mark to initiate the removal of conditions application. Typically, the Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence (I-751 Form) is filed within the 90-day period before the green card expires.
The I-751 form is usually filed jointly with your spouse, but there are circumstances where filing separately is acceptable. For our client, the petition was initially filed jointly, but a year later, she went through a divorce. Fortunately, our client entered the marriage in good faith, and the divorce didn’t impact the filing. However, we did need to update the address as she moved from her previous residence.
The Removal of Conditions process typically takes around 24-36 months for approval. Luckily, we filed our client’s petition before her conditional green card’s expiration, ensuring her status remained protected during the pending I-751 petition. After two years, our client’s petition was approved. Now, approaching almost five years since obtaining her green card, she is eligible to apply for citizenship three months before her five-year green card anniversary.
Our team was able to quickly get our client’s conditions removed on their green card, which greatly protected her immigration status. We’re adept at handling cases of all levels and are confident we can assist you as well! Schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys to get started!