The I-751 petition is used by conditional permanent residents that obtained status through marriage to convert to 10-year green card holders.
USCIS issues certain permanent residents a conditional green card which is valid for a two-year period. The conditions must be removed at the end of this period.
Generally, you must file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, within the 90-day period before your conditional residence expires. There are exceptions.
As a matter of law, a conditional resident and spouse must appear in-person for an interview after filing Form I-751. But not every applicant must attend an interview.
In many cases you may have more information than can fit into the standard space provided on Form I-751. This is especially common for previous address history.
When a spouse won't sign Form I-751, it doesn't automatically mean that the conditional resident will lose his or her permanent residence in the United States.
If your conditional green card expired and you have not filed Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, your conditional permanent residence has most likely expired.
CitizenPath has created an I-751 sample cover letter to help you file your I-751 petition. Use this example as a guide and customize it to your situation.
Your time as a conditional permanent resident counts toward the continuous residence requirement for the purposes of naturalization.
Processing times for Form I-751 vary, but USCIS generally makes a decision on most cases within one year of receiving the I-751 petition.
As a conditional resident, you are free to travel abroad just like any other lawful permanent resident. But there are some things you should understand first.
Filing Form I-751 is a critical step for a conditional resident to become a 10-year green card holder. But petitioners should not overlook the importance of the documents that should be sent with Form I-751.
Also known as an A-Number, your Alien Registration Number is an 8 or 9 digit number that can be found on a variety of documents from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the former INS.
In many cases you may have more information than will fit into the standard space provided on Form I-751, Petition...