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Dallas Couny Attorneys for Green Card Services

Immigration Attorney Helping Clients With Conditional Green Cards

For people from other countries who wish to call the United States home, obtaining a Green Card is an important step in the immigration process. In some situations, a Green Card may be granted on a conditional basis, and an immigrant will need to follow certain procedures to remove these restrictions. Failure to do so could result in the loss of lawful permanent resident (LPR) status, and the person could potentially be deported.

Here at the Dallas-based Law Office of Jae Lee, we understand how complicated and difficult immigrating to the United States can be. We are here to help you and your loved ones throughout step of your immigration journey. For those who are currently conditional lawful permanent residents, our attorney will work with you to make sure the conditions can be removed and a permanent Green Card can be issued as soon as possible.

Conditional Green Cards in Family Immigration Cases

If a person applies for a Green Card within two years of getting married to a U.S. citizen, then they will be granted conditional permanent residence. Conditional Green Cards will also be issued for immigrants who entered the U.S. on a fiancé visa. The conditions on permanent residence are put in place in order to ensure that marriages are legitimate and are not entered into solely for the purpose of gaining immigration benefits.

Conditional Green Cards expire after two years, and spouses will be required to submit a joint application for the removal of conditions within 90 days before the expiration date. Failure to file the proper paperwork within the appropriate time period could result in dire consequences, including the revocation of the immigrant spouse's LPR status. When applying to remove the conditions on permanent residence, evidence that the marriage is genuine will need to be provided. This evidence may include relevant documents such as a marriage license, proof that a couple has shared bank accounts or credit cards, evidence that they have purchased a home or car together, or birth records for children they share.

In cases where a couple separated before the conditions on permanent residence were lifted or situations where the immigrant spouse has been the victim of domestic abuse, the requirement to jointly file an application for a permanent Green Card may be waived. However, a person will still be required to show that their marriage was legitimate and that they have not attempted to circumvent the requirements for legally immigrating to the United States.

Applying for Removal of Conditions in Other Situations

In addition to Green Cards issued in family-based immigration cases, other types of immigrants may also need to take steps to remove the conditions on permanent residence. A person who acquired a visa through the EB-5 program by investing in a U.S.-based business may also be issued a conditional Green Card, and they will need to apply for a permanent Green Card within the appropriate time period. These applications must include evidence that investments have been made as indicated in the initial visa application, and an entrepreneur must also demonstrate that they have met the criteria for job creation or the preservation of positions for U.S. employees. By submitting the proper documentation, a person can take the correct steps to receive approval for the removal of conditions on permanent resident status.

At the Law Office of Jae Lee, we understand how intimidating and confusing the requirements and procedures for applying for a permanent Green Card can be. What may seem to be a simple mistake in an application could have far-reaching effects, including the loss of legal immigration status or the requirement to leave the United States. Our team has years of experience helping clients apply for LPR status and addressing other immigration issues. We will work closely with you to meet all of your requirements and ensure that you can maintain your legal status in the U.S.

Contact Our Plano Removal of Conditions Attorney

To get help with issues related to Green Cards and the removal of conditions, contact the Law Office of Jae Lee at 214-295-3014 to set up a free consultation. We have office locations in Dallas and Plano, and we offer assistance to immigrants and their families throughout the greater Dallas area.

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