Overview of Removal of Conditions
Wait, what the heck is removal of conditions? (That's what a lot of our clients ask once they realize there is another paperwork hurdle two years after receiving their green cards.) Not everyone has to go through Removal of Conditions, but if you do, it's a crucial step not to be ignored. Watch the video below to learn about who must apply.
Important Deadline Details for I-751 Removal of Conditions
There is a strict filing window for most removal of conditions applications. Learn more about this in the video below and mark your calendar as soon as you receive your two-year green card.
What to Expect during the Removal of Conditions Process
By the time you get to Removal of Conditions, it's not your first rodeo with the U.S. immigration system, so some parts of the process are no surprise. However, other features of this process will be totally new to you -- such as the automatic green card extension form and how to use it.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Removal of Conditions Chart
We've made a chart that details the most common steps in the process of obtaining your 10-year green card through a jointly filed petition for removal of conditions. Sign up below for access!
Filing Naturalization with Pending Removal of Conditions
We like to give our clients and our public audience all of the best insider tips about the immigration process, so here's one you're going to like a lot! Did you know you DON'T necessarily have to wait until your Removal of Conditions is approved to file to become a U.S. citizen? Watch this video to learn more about this approach and its multiple advantages.
Waiver of the Joint Filing Requirement
If something unexpected happens with your relationship sometime in the first two years of having your green card (such as the relationship breaking up, your spouse passing away, or abuse in the relationship), this does NOT mean you will lose your green card. In the video below, we talk about the legal ways you can apply to still keep your green card. If you find yourself in a situation like this, it is very important that you get an attorney consultation as soon as possible. We have represented many conditional resident clients in their successful removal of condition waiver applications and we want to help you, too.
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