Removing Conditions From Your Green Card
Even if you received a green card through marriage, if you don't have the conditional nature of that status removed after 2 years, you could be facing removal or deportation. To qualify for more permanent immigration status and an unconditional green card, you and your spouse need to jointly file for a removal of conditions.
For many couples, this process can be relatively smooth, but for others facing marital challenges it can be more complex. In either case, working with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can help streamline your case and overcome unexpected challenges. At Cape Immigration Law Group, PLLC, we help families and individuals in Washington D.C. and across Northern Virginia apply for a removal of conditions. a more permanent residency solution.
Working Toward a Permanent Residency
Family-based permanent residency strategies often involve a U.S. citizen bringing a fiancé(e) or spouse into the country before you have been married for two years. When this happens, the immigrating spouse may be given a conditional green card status, valid for two years, that must be renewed by both individuals within 90 days of the 2nd anniversary.
For many couples who remain happily married and who have encountered no other immigration challenges, this can be a relatively smooth procedure. Our attorney, Omiga C. Cape, can help you streamline your application for removal of conditions.
For other immigrants the process can be more dramatic. If you and your spouse are divorced or considering a divorce, there can be serious challenges to having a removal of conditions approved. Since the application requires that both individuals apply for the removal, one person's lack of cooperation can potentially lead to removal or deportation, unless you qualify for a waiver of the joint filing requirement.
Our clients often have serious questions about their status and future:
- Can I stay in the country?
- What happens if I am getting a divorce?
- Are there ways to get a waiver?
- What if my former spouse was abusive or unfaithful?
- How can I protect myself?
You should have a lawyer on your side that has the experience to help you explore every option and who will take the time to keep you informed and involved. Our office has more than a decade of highly-focused immigration law experience, and we are committed to helping our clients protect their green card and residency.
Understand Your Options
Every removal of conditions case, just like every immigration case, is different. People bring their unique circumstances, needs and challenges to the case, and our job as your lawyer is to try and make the law work for you. Find out more about how our experience and commitment to client support can work for your removal of conditions case.
Contact our office today for more information or to schedule a confidential consultation.