Divorce can be a heartbreaking experience and may impact your ability to remain lawfully in the United States.
If you were granted conditional residency status based on a marriage of less than two years, divorce may affect your ability to renew your permanent residency status.
In order to apply to have the conditions removed from your green card, you must file Form I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence with USCIS.
USCIS requires that you and your spouse file a joint I-751 petition to remove your conditions.
You’ll need to file your Form I-751 90 days or less immediately before your conditional residency expires.
Both the U.S. citizen and Permanent Resident spouse are required to file form I-751 with USCIS, but as with all rules there are exceptions.
USCIS requires you to prove that your marriage is legitimate before it will remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.