Petition To Remove The Conditions Of Residence

Many people assume that they can swiftly become a citizen or full-fledged permanent resident immediately after marrying a U.S. citizen. Unfortunately, the process is not quick or easy. Federal immigration law maintains a strong focus on detecting marriage-based immigration fraud — that is, sham marriages entered solely for the purpose of obtaining immigration benefits. During the process, the immigration officers will also consider if you are eligible and admissible to the U.S.

If you are seeking marriage-based permanent residence and have been married for less than two years, you may be granted conditional permanent residency, which is valid for only two years. Your permanent residence will expire unless you file the proper documentation and follow through on the steps to remove the conditions on your residency before the two years expire. This important legal requirement is designed to ensure that your marriage was bona fide or real at its inception. When you apply to remove the conditions on your residence, you and your spouse may also have to go through another immigration interview with an officer from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

What If My Marriage Has Ended?

Divorce, separation and tragic losses happen in life. Fortunately, you will not automatically lose your permanent residence — and prospects for U.S. citizenship — simply because your marriage is no longer intact. You may still be able to remove the conditions and obtain full-fledged permanent residency, provided you submit the proper documentation to seek a waiver of joint filing and establish a strong case.

Get Experienced And Cost-Effective Guidance

Prospective immigrants and their loved ones throughout Colorado turn to the law firm of Lisa E. Battan, P.C., for experienced legal guidance in family-based immigration. Attorney Lisa Battan has valuable experience handling thousands of immigration cases over the course of her career, which spans nearly two decades. Together with her dedicated staff, the firm is passionate about helping clients achieve their dreams.

We provide detailed and cost-effective services while maintaining our commitment to uncompromising quality. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding client service. We understand the challenges our clients face and work diligently to make the process as swift and streamlined as possible.

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To learn more about the nuances of pursuing a petition to remove the conditions of permanent residence for marriage-based immigration (Form I-751) and related issues, contact lawyer Lisa Battan at 303-444-8668 or 866-614-8668. Based in Boulder, Colorado, we handle immigration cases nationwide.

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