Removal of Conditions
Attorney in Dallas, Texas
Conditional residency in the United States is attached to marriage-based residency permits or “green cards.” Conditional residency allows U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) a second opportunity to verify that a marriage is real and not a union entered into for the sake of immigration.
If you have conditional permanent residency status and want to apply to have those conditions removed, an experienced immigration attorney can help. Removal of conditions can open the door to citizenship. Failure to apply at the right time will qualify you to be removed from the United States.
As an immigrant myself, I understand the desire to become a U.S. citizen. As founder of M Mathew Law Firm PLLC, I am aware of the challenges immigrants face in a complicated immigration system. That is why I help clients in Dallas, Texas, and in Richardson, Lewisville, Irving, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie, Garland, and Mesquite with immigration issues. I hope that by doing so, I make a difference in the lives of those I represent.
What Is Removal of Conditions?
The status of marriage-based immigrants, which includes spouses and children of these marriages, is conditional for two years following receipt of your green card. Although you enjoy the benefits of permanent resident status during those two years, your green card is not renewable. You must apply to have the temporary conditions of your status removed in a timely manner or risk being removed from the U.S.
The conditions apply to those who entered the U.S. through marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, and those who entered as the fiancé of a U.S. citizen before marrying them. The conditional status allows the USCIS to verify that your marriage is valid.
Who Is Eligible for Removal of Conditions?
You must file for removal of conditions with your spouse within 90 days of the expiration of your two-year green card. Children who received conditional status on the same day or within 90 days as their immigrant parent, can be included on their parent’s petition for removal of conditions. Otherwise, the child and U.S. stepparent must apply on their own.
You may file without a spouse or stepparent if you or your parent entered the marriage in good faith but:
The spouse or stepparent has died;
The marriage ended in divorce or annulment;
You or your child were battered or subjected to extreme cruelty;
You were battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by your parent or parent’s spouse; or,
Termination of status and removal from the U.S. would cause extreme hardship.
What Happens if You Don’t File for Removal of Conditions?
Your conditional green card is not renewable. If you fail to timely file for removal of conditions, you may receive a Notice to Appear in court and can be removed from the U.S.
What Is the Process of Filing for Removal of Conditions?
The process for filing includes working with your immigration attorney to:
Provide your information to the attorney so that attorney can prepare all necessary forms;
Gather all supporting documentation as requested by the comprehensive list we will provide to you includng samples of affidavits;
Submit the form and documents to the USCIS within 90 days of the expiration of your green card;
Await receipt of notice from the USCIS that it has received your application;
Undergo any biometric services required, such as being fingerprinted, photographed, or capturing your electronic signature;
Await receipt of a notice to attend an interview which is requested in some cases; and,
Await receipt of the USCIS decision regarding your application.
You Deserve To Work with An Attorney You Can Trust
Applying for removal of conditions to your marriage-based green card is so important. You went through the proper process to be granted conditional permanent residency. You have been building a life with your spouse or new family in the U.S. You do not want to fail to go through the process to have these conditions removed that stand in your way of permanent legal status or U.S. citizenship. We help you to not only submit a complete application but also monitor your application to make sure that there are no untoward delays in the process.
At M Mathew Law Firm PLLC, I understand your wish to make this country your permanent home. That is why I help other immigrants work through the confusing process of obtaining permanent legal status through removal of conditions.
REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ATTORNEY IN DALLAS, TEXAS
If you live in Dallas, Texas, and in Richardson, Lewisville, Irving, Farmers Branch, Grand Prairie, Garland, or Mesquite and you want experienced legal advice from an immigration attorney, call my office today. You must file your Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence at the right time or risk removal from the U.S. Do not wait. Call my office now.