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Tag: Conditional Green Card

  • Crossing the Border: Form I-751 Processing Times

    Conditional green cards are issued to foreign nationals who, at the time of filing a marriage-based green card, have been married to their U.S. citizen spouse for less than two years. A conditional green card is only valid for two years. To remove the conditions on residence and obtain a 10-year green card, you and […]
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  • Certain Conditional Permanent Residents Eligible for Interview Waiver

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently provided updated guidance for officers regarding waiving the interview requirement for a Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence. Conditional permanent residency is granted to qualifying foreign nationals who have been married to their qualifying spouse for less than two years. After a period of two years, a conditional […]
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  • Things to Consider When Applying to Remove Conditions on a Marriage-based Green Card

    Foreign spouses applying for a green card based on marriage to a U.S. citizen will be issued a conditional green card, valid for two years, if the couple has been married for less than two years at the time of the green card interview. Before the conditional green card expires, the couple must file Form […]
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  • USCIS Updates Form I-797 Receipt Notices for I-751 Applications

    Beginning on June 11, 2018, petitioners filing Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, or Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status, will receive an updated Form I-797 receipt notice. The Form I-797 receipt notice can be used as evidence of continued status for up to 18 months past […]
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  • Removing the Conditions on a Conditional Green Card

    As many of you may know, foreign nationals who marry U.S. citizens are entitled to apply for a U.S. green card. However, if a foreign national has been married to the U.S. citizen for less than two years, he or she will only be granted a “conditional” green card from the U.S. government. A conditional […]
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