Law Office of Randi Megan Otwell

We Can Advise You on Every Step of the Removal of Conditions Process

If your residency was granted on a conditional basis, you must file a petition for removal of the conditions of your residency. If you are still in a bona fide marriage with the petitioning spouse, you file a joint petition. If you are unable to file a joint petition, then you can request that the joint filing requirement be waived. Whatever your situation, you may want an immigration attorney in the Irving, TX area who will assist you throughout the process. The Law Office of Randi Megan Otwell can help you with a joint petition or a waiver of the joint filing requirement. Attorney Otwell will advocate for you in an effort to secure the best possible outcome. Read below to learn more about the I 751 Form process and some complicating factors. 

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Get Expert Assistance with the I 751 Form

A good immigration attorney understands the Form I 751 and can explain it to you. The Form I 751, Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence, is utilized when you obtained your residency via marriage and you were married less than two years at the time your residency was approved. Filing Form I 751 seeks to remove the conditions of residency. 

Helping You Through the Complex I 751 Process

If you are filing Form I 751 under the joint filing requirement, the form must be filed 90 days prior to the date your conditional residency expires. If you are unable to file jointly, the applicant must request a waiver of the joint filing requirement. Whether you are filing jointly or seeking a waiver, it can be beneficial to have an immigration attorney to guide you. 

There may be many reasons why you may be unable to file Form I-751 jointly with your spouse. In those instances, you can seek a waiver of the joint filing requirement. Grounds to waive the joint filing requirement include: 

  • Your spouse is deceased. 
  • Your good faith marriage was terminated through divorce or annulment. 
  • You were battered or subjected to extreme cruelty by your spouse. 
  • The termination of your status and removal from the United States would result in extreme hardship. 

Each of the waiver grounds require different evidence. Attorney Otwell can assist you in determining which waiver ground or grounds apply to your situation. The Law Office of Randi Megan Otwell will provide you with a comprehensive list of evidence needed and will help you best present your case for a waiver of the joint filing requirement. 

Remember that you’re not alone. Attorney Otwell will work on your behalf to ease the struggle. In other words, whether you need to file a joint petition or a waiver of the joint filing requirement, she will assist you in navigating the process of removing the conditions of residency so that you can keep building your life in the United States. She wants to help you complete the petition to remove conditions on residence so that you can keep building the life you’ve been working for these past years. 

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