Conditional Permanent Residence –
Who is a Conditional Resident?
Conditional Permanent Resident: Any foreign national granted permanent resident status on a conditional basis who must petition to remove the conditions of their status before the 2nd anniversary of the approval date of their conditional status.
A conditional permanent resident receives a green card valid for 2 years. In order to remain a permanent resident, a conditional permanent resident must file a petition to remove the condition during the 90 days before the card expires.
The conditional card cannot be renewed. The conditions must be removed or you will lose your permanent resident status.
Conditional Permanent Residency Actions Needed
If you or your spouse has conditional permanent residency, in order to get a permanent green card – it will be necessary to file Form I-751, the “Petition to Remove Conditions,” during the 90 days before the conditional card expires.
Conditional Permanent Residency Important Facts to Know:
• Timing is important! It is necessary to file the I-751 during the 90-day window before the conditional permanent residency expires. Your application will be returned if it is filed too early. It will be denied if it is filed late; or if the application is filed late – and do not show extenuating circumstances to explain why the application is late.
• The required Form I-751 is a joint petition. Both spouses need to complete the form together; and both spouses need to sign the form.
• Include updated evidence that the marriage is real. USCIS expects that since the marriage is now two years old or longer – there will be family photos together, joint financial documentation; and possibly even children. The same types of evidence submitted with the original green card application should be included. There must be new evidence presented that has been accumulated in the time since the original green card application was approved.
• Include a conditional green card copy. The front and back of the conditional green card must be submitted; in addition to the filing fee.
Protect Yourself – Hire an Experienced Immigration Lawyer
Navigating the immigration process by yourself is a risky bet – and could result in the complicating, or even the denying, of your case. Hiring an immigration attorney is more likely to lead to positive results.
Immigrants may be tempted to hire an ‘immigration consultant’ to assist them with the green card process because the consultant may offer their services at a reduced price. That price, however, can come at a large cost. ‘Immigration Consultants’ often use false advertising to market themselves as legally qualified – when really they may have little to no immigration expertise or experience.
• Details Matter – Immigration law is full of tricky details – and if these details are overlooked – then your case may be denied. A Board Certified immigration lawyer is trained to spot these details, and knows which ones are important. Hiring an immigration attorney ensures that these details are taken care of – and that no problems arise from something that is overlooked.
• Peace of Mind – Sometimes immigrants may fear submitting forms to immigration because of something they did in their past – whether it was working without employment authorization or committing a crime or fraud. An immigration lawyer can advise those persons whether they should or should not apply for a green card, depending on their particular circumstances.
• Relationships with Government Immigration Officers and Attorneys – Reputable immigration attorneys maintain good professional relationships with every Government immigration officer or attorney they encounter. These relationships, which are built on trust and professionalism, encourage agreements between immigration attorneys and Government immigration attorneys. As a result, hiring an immigration attorney is more likely to produce faster results and avoids unnecessarily complicating your case.
• Problem Solving – Immigration attorneys are trained to spot certain details. Immigration attorneys are trained (and have learned) to troubleshoot for potential problems or issues that typically arise during the green card application process. Some of these potential problems or issues may not appear to be problems or issues to an untrained eye. An immigration attorney can quickly spot potential issues, and take the proper actions to get the case back on track. If problems are not addressed and resolved in a timely proper manner – immigration cases are often derailed and stuck in Government limbo, or even denied.
Dallas Family Immigration Attorneys
At VERDIN, our attorneys have extensive experience in family immigration law. Some of the firm’s areas of expertise include:
• Naturalization and Citizenship
• I-9 and E-Verify Compliance
• Adjustment of status
(including the new provisional waiver process)
• Removal of conditions on permanent residence
• Fiancé/e visas (K visas)
• Deferred Action, Crime Victims, and Other Humanitarian Relief
Family Immigration Questions? Please Contact VERDIN Law
VERDIN has an exceptional track record in defending clients from deportation. VERDIN’s veteran litigators include former immigration court staff attorneys, Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and U.S. army Judge Advocate Generals (JAGs).
Whether before an immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, or a federal circuit court of appeals, VERDIN is prepared to provide the best deportation defense available.
VERDIN boasts a combined 70 years of experience in immigration law. Since its inception, VERDIN has gained a reputation for prevailing in even the most complicated immigration matters.
“As a Board Certified, Immigration Lawyer (Texas Board of Legal Specialization) with over 17 years of experience, my passion is immigration law. We will listen to your concerns, answer all your questions, and expertly guide you through your immigration process.” ~ Isaul VERDIN, Founder and Managing Attorney
VERDIN business hours are from 8-5PM Monday through Friday.
Main Number: (214) 741-1700
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