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Removal of Conditions

“The Right Immigration Attorney Makes All The Difference”

If an individual obtains permanent resident status through a United States citizen or permanent resident spouse and they have not been married for two years at the time the individual obtained permanent residence, the permanent residence is conditional for two years. In the ninety day period prior to the two year anniversary of the grant of conditional permanent residence, the couple must file a joint petition to remove the conditional basis of the permanent residence. If the marriage ends in divorce the conditional permanent resident spouse can file a petition to waive the joint filing requirement based on a bona fide marriage which ended in divorce. This petition must be filed after the divorce is final. It cannot be filed while the couple is still married but in the process of obtaining a divorce. Abused spouses may also file for a waiver of the joint filing requirement and conditional residents who would suffer extreme hardship if the joint filing requirement is not waived may also file for a waiver of the joint filing requirement.

May Law Group has successfully filed some of the most difficult removal of conditions petitions. Failure to file the removal of conditions petition can lead to termination of lawful permanent residence in the United States. May Law Group has successfully filed I-751 petitions for individuals whose status has been terminated and has vast experience in filing waivers of the joint filing requirement.

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To speak to an immigration attorney about your immigration goals, including obtaining a work visa in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, Ohio, West Virginia or surrounding areas, we welcome you to contact us online or call 412-291-4400 | 215-880-4977 | 347-839-1700 . Free consultations are available. We represent clients throughout the United States, including Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, Allegheny County, Philadelphia County, New York, New Jersey, Atlanta, and worldwide in Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Asia, China, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Central America, and South America.

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