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Form I-751, officially called Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence is a USCIS form, used to remove conditions on a 2-year green card and obtain a permanent green card of 10 years. This process is known as “Removing Conditions on Residence”.  We have a detailed guide explaining everything you need to know about the Form I-751 and step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the form. You can find it here. Filing…
A SelfLawyer Portrait of Trends, Policies, and Developments NEW YORK, NY (June 23, 2020) SelfLawyer regularly publishes empirical portraits of U.S. immigration policy.  Our goal is to analyze trends in the immigration system, to explain policies underlying the immigration process, and to anticipate developments in immigration law.  This SelfLawyer portrait will focus on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. What is DACA? DACA was established in 2012 by President Obama. The program…
What is Form I-751? Form I-751, officially called Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence is a USCIS form, which is used to obtain a permanent green card of 10 years. If you have been married for less than 2 years, at the time of issuance of a green card, the permanent resident card issued to the immigrant spouse will be valid for a period of only 2 years.  This temporary green card is called a…
White House Prepares New Immigration Limits, Using Coronavirus As Cover, CNN On April 22, 2020, the Trump administration issued a presidential proclamation that suspended the entry of most new immigrants, as a result of the COVID-19 crisis with few exceptions for some guest workers. The Trump government is now preparing to unfold another set of restrictions on legal immigration, even when there is a push from Trump to move past the pandemic. President Trump’s key…
What Does “Inadmissible” Mean? In this article, SelfLawyer discusses how to prove extreme hardship for a waiver, Form I-601 and prepare the evidence necessary to make an extreme hardship claim.  Being declared “inadmissible” means that a U.S. immigration official found something in your record that prevents you from lawfully entering or remaining in the United States. Under U.S. immigration law, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has the discretion to waive any inadmissibility…
How long does it take to get a marriage-based green card? Married to a green card holder and living abroad? In this guide you will learn the application steps, the list of all required immigration forms and the processing timeline for a spouse seeking a green card. In this guide, we will help you understand the processing time of a marriage based green card for a spouse of a green card holder, living abroad. The…
How long does it take to get a marriage-based green card? In this guide, we will help you understand the processing time of a marriage based green card for a spouse of a green card holder, living abroad. The total processing time for obtaining a marriage based green card when one spouse is a lawful permanent resident and the other is a foreign national seeking a green card, living abroad, ranges from 23-32 months: Establishing…
The total processing time for obtaining a marriage based green card when one spouse is a U.S. citizen and the other is a foreign national seeking a green card, living abroad, ranges from 11-17 months: Establishing the marriage relationship: 7-10 months NVC application, to apply for green card: 3-5 months Visa interview and green card approval: 1-2 months In this guide, we will help you understand the processing time of a marriage based green…
Married to a U.S. citizen and living abroad? In this guide you will the list of all required immigration forms, the application steps and processing time for a spouse seeking a green card. The total processing time for obtaining a marriage based green card when one spouse is a U.S. citizen and the other is a foreign national seeking a green card, living abroad, ranges from 11-17 months: Establishing the marriage relationship: 7-10 months NVC
It takes about 10 months to over 3 years to receive a marriage based green card. In this guide, we will help you understand the processing time of a marriage based green card for a spouse of a green card holder, living in the U.S. The issuance of a permanent residence card requires processing by USCIS. USCIS processing times can vary depending upon where the petitioner and foreign spouse live in the United States. We…