Conditional Residence Status

If you are married less than two years when your green card is approved, you will receive a conditional green card for two years. Within 90 days before your conditional green card expire, you need to file a petition to remove conditions jointly with your spouse. If you cannot file a joint petition (for example, you are divorced), you can file a waiver of the joint filing if you can demonstrate (1) extreme hardship if you were deported, (2) you entered into your marriage in good faith but your marriage was terminated other than through death of your spouse, (3) you were battered or subjected to extreeme cruelty perepetrated by your spouse or (4) your spouse was in bigamous relationship and you were subjected to battering or extreme cruelty.

Please note that this article does not constitute a legal advice.  If you would like help with applying for a marraige green card or removing conditions on residence, call our experienced immigration lawyer in Phoenix at 480-425-2009 or schedule your consultation online.