Helping Immigrants With Green Cards Remove Conditions On Residence
There are a great many benefits to obtaining permanent residency status in the U.S. Such status allows you to live with your family and work in this country. It provides you with a sense of security and for most people, it alleviates concerns that you will at some point have to leave the country.
Your permanent residency status may be conditional if based upon marriage to a U.S. citizen. Without removal of these conditions for keeping your green card, you may lose your legal status to remain in the country at some point. For this reason, it is important to have knowledgeable legal representation on your side through all phases of:
- Obtaining a green card
- Getting conditions on your permanent residency removed
- Applying for citizenship if this is your ultimate goal
As an experienced Pittsburgh family immigration attorney, I am here to provide personalized services concerning your case. I will walk you through the process of getting a green card or getting conditions removed. I will work toward the removal of conditions quickly and effectively.
Removal Of Conditions On Residence For A Spouse
If you are a U.S. citizen and have been married less than two years when your spouse is granted a green card, your spouse will receive permanent resident status on a conditional basis. To remove such conditions, you and your spouse will need to file a joint petition for removal.
It is important to understand the timelines regarding the removal of these conditions. The failure to adhere to the timelines can result in severe consequences. Specifically, you must apply to remove conditional status within the 90-day period before the second anniversary of the award date of your spouse’s conditional legal permanent resident status. A failure to file during this period could result in termination of your spouse’s permanent residence in the United States.
If you work with my law firm, I will dedicate myself to preparing the most accurate, timely and effective petition for your case. I understand how to put together a petition that will help prevent requests for additional evidence and the need for an interview with immigration officials. However, if such requests come anyway, I will help you comply with them to the satisfaction of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If the agency requires an interview, I will help you prepare and guide you through the interview process.
Removal Of Conditions For A Divorced Spouse
A divorce can create complications when it comes to removal of conditions, but this does not mean that such removal is impossible. A permanent resident who entered a marriage to a U.S. citizen in good faith but later faces divorce will still be eligible to apply on his or her own to remove the conditions on residence.
I am qualified and prepared to help you in your pursuit of a green card without conditions. Having provided this type of representation for almost two decades, I understand the requirements for demonstrating good faith, the deadlines involved, and the documentation needed to help gain approval and have the conditions removed.