You have met the love of your life and you want to take the next step. You want your loved one to become a green card holder, so that he or she can stay with you in the United States, so that the two of you can spend the rest of your lives together. Contact the Law Office of Rachel Casseus at firstname.lastname@example.org to get started on your foreign national spouses green card application. It is very important that you contact an experienced attorney before you consider submitting your I-130 petition, especially if your foreign national spouse has past criminal convictions, unlawful presence, or other issues that you may not know about. Call Attorney Rachel Casseus now to start working on you or your loved ones’ Green Card through Marriage & I-751 Process.
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Here at The Law Office of Rachel Casseus, we believe in helping families stay together. Because family is so important to us, we understand the value of these cases and work with you to consider all of your immigration options.
A foreign national can obtain his or her permanent residence based on his or her marriage to a United States Citizen. If the marriage is less than two years old before the couple files an I-130 Petition, the alien spouse’s green card will only be valid for two (2) years. At the Law Office of Rachel Casseus, we compile all the information needed for the form I-130. In addition to filing the 1-130, we will file the I-485 for adjustment of status, and we will file the I-765 for work authorization for the foreign national spouse. The spouse will obtain an Employment Authorization Document within 90 days.
Requirements: To be eligible for a green card through marriage, you need to marry for love. U.S. Immigration calls this a good faith marriage. USCIS will want to see that the couple has joint property and files joint income tax returns. If the marriage is less than two years old when the green card is granted, it will have a two-year time limit. The couple must submit form I-751 during the 90-day prior before the expiration of the green card in order for the foreign-born spouse to obtain a ten-year green card. If the couple divorces before the end of the two-year period, the foreign-born spouse must use form I-751 to apply for a “good faith marriage waiver” of the joint petition requirement.
Ninety (90) days before the expiration of the green card, the foreign national will file form I-751 to remove the conditions from their green card. At the Law Office of Rachel Casseus, we pride ourselves in providing too much information to US Citizenship and Immigration Services, so that the reviewing officer has no choice but to approve the application.
Green Card Through Marriage & I-751 Q&A
Q: If I have been married for less than two years before my spouse applies for me to get a green card through marriage, do I get a full-green card?
A: No, you will be granted a conditional green card meaning that you will have to fill out form I-751 to remove the conditions from your green card in order to be granted full permanent residence.
Q: How long is a permanent resident card valid for?
A: 10 years
Q: Should I wait to be married for two years before my spouse applies for me to get a green card?
A: The choice is up to you and your spouse. Contact The Law Office of Rachel Casseus to schedule your free consultation.
Q: I want to marry a United States Citizen to stay in the country.
A: NEVER do this. Marriage fraud is a crime punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment. The Law Office of Rachel Casseus cannot work with anyone who is seeking to obtain a green card based on a fraudulent marriage.
Q: What happens if my spouse and I become separated or divorced before the conditional residence ends?
A: File a waiver of the joint petition. The Law Office of Rachel Casseus is here to assist you with filing your waiver of the joint petition. You may qualify for a waiver if you are:
- An individual may obtain a waiver where the marriage was entered into in good faith, but has been terminated by a final divorce or annulment.
- An individual may obtain a waiver where the marriage was entered into in good faith, but during the marriage, the foreign national spouse or child was abused or subjected to extreme mental cruelty.
- An individual may obtain a waiver where an extreme hardship would result if the foreign national were removed.
Q: Can I file an I-751 after my conditional residence has ended?
A: Yes. You may file your I-751 at anytime. The problem with doing this is that you will loose out on not having accrued time towards being eligible for filing for citizenship.
The regulations require the conditional permanent resident spouse to petition to have the conditions removed from his or her residency between one-year and nine-months and the end of the two-year validity period. A successful I-751 petition results in USCIS issuing you lawful permanent residency (LPR) without conditions. As stated in the Q&A section, LPR card is valid for 10 years.