Many individuals receive a conditional green card, often based on marriage. You cannot renew a conditional green card and will lose your permanent resident status if you fail to seek a full green card. Failing to take action can lead to losing your permanent resident status altogether. To remove the conditions on your green card (permanent resident status), you must file a petition within the 90-day period before your conditional green card expires.
A conditional green card means you can live and work in the U.S., like any other green card holder, but for only two years before having to update your status again to a full, ten-year green card. Conditional green cards are designed to prevent fraud and abuse. If you received one based on marriage, it assumes your union is genuine.
Before your conditional green card expires, you must file a petition to remove the conditions. This involves gathering evidence and submitting the appropriate form:
Missing the deadline or failing to remove the conditions can have severe consequences:
If you are married to a U.S. citizen and received a marriage visa with CR1 conditional status, contact the experienced immigration and green card attorneys at Godoy Law Office in Cook and DuPage Counties, Illinois, to advise you on your removal of conditions petition. Please contact our office or call us at 630-345-4164.
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