Conditional Permanent Residents and Form I-751

New Jersey Green Card Renewal Lawyer For Conditional Residents

You may be in the U.S. as a conditional resident.  You are a conditional resident if you were married for less than two years to your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse on the day your permanent resident status was granted.  If you have children, they also may be conditional residents. Some immigrant investors are also conditional residents.  A conditional resident has the same rights and responsibilities as a permanent resident. Conditional residents must file either Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions, within two years of the date they were granted conditional permanent resident status. This date is usually the expiration date of your Permanent Resident Card.  You should file these forms within 90 days of the two-year anniversary of when you got your conditional resident status. If you do not do this, you can lose your immigration status.

If you are interested in removing the conditions to your green card and converting your two-year conditional green card into permanent residency, contact New Jersey green card lawyer Marc P. Feldman at his Morris County office for assistance at 973-267-7555.

Filing Form I-751 With Your Husband or Wife

If you are a conditional resident and you immigrated based on your marriage to a citizen or permanent resident, then you and your spouse must file Form I-751 together so that you can remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.  Sometimes, you do not have to file Form I-751 with your husband or wife. If you are no longer married to your spouse, or if your spouse has abused you, you can file Form I-751 by yourself. If you are not applying with your spouse, you can file Form I-751 at any time after you are a conditional resident.

If you are interested in removing the conditions to your green card and converting your two-year conditional green card into permanent residency, contact New Jersey green card lawyer Marc P. Feldman at his Morris County office for assistance at 973-267-7555.

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