Conditions removal from the Green Card obtained through Marriage.
After you were given the conditional green card through the marriage for 2 year period, it is necessary to draw up a list of documents that you will need in 21 months to remove conditionals. Many mistakenly believe that the conditional Green Card does not differ from the usual green card issued for 10 years, except for the validity period. On principle, right, but if you have a happy marriage, which continues, and you asked the immigration lawyer in advance what documents in your case, you need to pay attention and prepare their copies by the time you apply for I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. If with the main condition of your permanent residence in the U.S. is implied marriage and marital relations with a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder something happens, then there is a threat of losing your status. Also, depending on the time that remains before the expiration of your conditional green card, USCIS may refuse to restore the Green Card in case it is lost.
In what cases and who can apply to Remove Conditionals on Residence:
- If you are married to a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder at the time of cancellation conditionals from your Green Card, that is 2 years after you have been granted conditional permanent resident status.
- Children who have received their conditional status as a permanent resident of the United States because of parents who is married, provided that this marriage continues, they also must apply to remove conditions from their green card. This can be done either by including children in the parent’s application, or under certain circumstances, the child must submit a separate application in Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.
- Widows or widowers who were in true marriage.
- If you have been married with sincere intentions, but the marriage was terminated or revoked.
- If you have been married with sincere intentions, but in this marriage, you or your child have been subjected to cruel and severe beatings or humiliations by a spouse who is a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of that country.
For more information on your particular case, you can find on the USCIS website or contact the immigration lawyer for advice.
If you are the lucky one, who already have received permanent resident card in the USA, so the next step for you could be the reunification with your family.