In previous articles, “Removing Conditions on Your Green Card Based on Marriage”, “Removing Conditions on Your Green Card Based on Divorce”, “Removing Conditions on Your Green Card Based on Pending Divorce”, and “Removing Conditions Based on Battery/Extreme Cruelty”, we explored the different ways you may remove conditions on your residency, depending on the status of your marriage at the time you apply for your I-751 petition. We advised that to remove conditions on your residency, that you must file a timely I-751 petition, regardless of the status of your marriage.
What Happens After You Apply?
Once U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services receives and processes your Form I-751, you will receive the following:
- A receipt notice confirming receipt of your petition by USCIS
It is important to note that this notice would also serve as an extension of your conditional green card while your petition is being adjudicated.
- A notice to appear for a biometric services appointment
Although you may continue to travel after you submit your petition and while awaiting a decision on it, you may want to postpone travel plans until you receive and attend your biometrics appointment.
- A notice to appear for an interview with an immigration officer (if required)
Joint filings are less likely to be scheduled for an interview, unless lacking documents verifying the validity of the marriage.
Filings with waiver requests based on divorce or abuse are not required, but are more likely to be scheduled for an interview, particularly if lacking in documentation verifying the validity of the marriage, and/or proof substantiating the basis for the requested waiver.
- A written notice of a decision.
If you should have any questions or need more information about the USCIS process of adjudicating I-751 petitions or any other immigration matter, please contact the Law Offices of Azita M. Mojarad, P.C. by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us at 312.641-0771.