Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence


$500 + USCIS Filling Fee

Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, is filed by conditional permanent residents to request the removal of the conditions on their residency status. It is used by individuals who obtained their green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and were granted a two-year conditional green card.

The petition must be filed during the 90-day period before the expiration of the conditional green card. If the petition is not filed within this timeframe, the conditional permanent resident may lose their lawful status and become subject to removal proceedings.

To be eligible to apply for Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, a person must generally meet the following requirements:

  • Joint Filing: If the conditional resident is still married to the same U.S. citizen or LPR spouse through whom they obtained their conditional green card, they should file the I-751 jointly with their spouse. Both spouses must sign the petition and submit supporting evidence demonstrating the bona fides of their marriage.
  • Waiver of Joint Filing: In certain circumstances, the conditional resident may be eligible for a waiver of the joint filing requirement. This applies if the marriage has ended in divorce or annulment, the conditional resident has been subjected to domestic violence or extreme hardship, or the conditional resident's U.S. citizen or LPR spouse has passed away.
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