06 Oct Jointly Filed I-751 Petition Approved
Our Philadelphia immigration attorneys received approval of a jointly filed Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence. When an individual receives a green card based upon a marriage that is less than 2 years old the green card that is received is only valid for 2 years. Within the 90 day period prior to the expiration date of the green card the individual must file Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence jointly with the petitioning spouse or otherwise file a petition for a waiver of the joint filing requirement. If the I-751 Petition is not timely filed the resident status will be terminated by operation of law and the individual could be placed in removal proceedings before the Immigration Judge. The most common way to file Form I-751 is to file jointly with the spouse. Our attorneys prepared a joint I-751 petition by compiling evidence of the bona fide nature of our clients’ marriage covering the entire 2 year time period following the issuance date of the green card. The evidence submitted to USCIS included jointly owned bank statements, health insurance certificates listing the spouse as a dependent, cell phone records showing phone calls exchanged between the petitioners, jointly owned property, a joint lease, e-mails exchanged between the spouses, family photographs, and copies of bills addressed to the marital residence of the petitioners in the individual and joint names of the spouses.
Based on the evidence submitted the I-751 Petition was approved and the foreign national spouse was issued a 10 year permanent green card.