A condition that requires sponsored spouses and partners to live with their sponsor for two years to keep their USA immigration status. A conditional lawful permanent resident (LPR) receives a Green Card which is valid for two years. The LPRs remove the conditions on their permanent resident status by filing a petition within the 90 – day period before their conditional Green Card expires.
Can I renew my conditional Green Card? No, a conditional lawful permanent resident can not renew it.
What will happen if I do not remove or file Form I – 751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence? If your conditions are not removed, you will lose your USA permanent resident status
Eligibility requirements to remove the conditions – Form I -751
You must apply to remove the conditions on permanent residence with your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) spouse or stepparent jointly if:
- You are still married to the same U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident after two years;
However, there are certain exceptions not to file Form I- 751 jointly and without your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse (LPR) if:
- The U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse is deceased and you entered the marriage in good faith (genuine relationship);
- You married in good faith, but the marriage ended through divorce or annulment;
- You married in good faith, but you or your child were battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by your U.S. citizen or USA lawful permanent resident (LPR) spouse;
- The termination of your status and removal from the United States would result in extreme hardship.
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