Chicago I751 Visa Lawyer Getting Clients the Help They Need
Many immigrants obtain their green card filing jointly with their spouse since they are petitioning for permanent residency because of their marriage to a U.S. Citizen. However, some people don’t realize this is a conditional residency that is only valid for a period of two years, after which the permanent residency status will become invalid unless the person goes through the proper process to keep their green card. This is done by submitting the Form I-751.
Any immigration law issue can quickly become complicated because of the changing laws and regulations in the United States. You’ll need to provide the right forms, supporting documents, and proof that you are still married or, if you have divorced, that you entered into the marriage in good faith. The best thing you can do when seeking removal of conditions from your green card is to hire an immigration attorney who focuses solely on immigration law. Your I751 lawyer should have a great deal of experience and know-how when it comes to immigration procedures so they can help with your unique situation.
Attorney Kevin Dixler has practiced law and provided immigration services for nearly three decades, giving him the depth of knowledge necessary to help in your Form I-751 case. Our talented legal team can help ensure that you retain permanent resident status through a petition to remove conditions from your green card, whether or not you are still married to the person with whom you filed originally. Contact us today to discuss the details of your situation and see how we can help at 312-728-4610.
Why is an I751 Necessary for Keeping My Green Card?
When joint filing for a green card as a result of marriage, the status of a permanent resident is not actually permanent. A green card holder who gained permanent resident status as a result of marriage to a U.S. citizen may lose this status when the period of two years ends. To avoid loss of status or even deportation, the immigrant must file a Form I-751 within 90 days of the expiration of the green card.
The I-751 petition requests the removal of the conditions on the green card and allows the green card holder to retain legal residency in the United States. Immigration attorneys can help gather supporting documents and submit the proper forms to ensure the person maintains a lawful presence in the U.S. A lawyer is especially important if the conditions of marriage have changed, as this raises red flags for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Your immigration attorney can help prove that you did not simply marry the person to secure entry into the country. For more details, call us today.
Who is Eligible for a Form I751?
Form I-751 is applicable for individuals who fulfilled the joint filing requirement when obtaining their green card. The form indicates that the person is requesting the removal of conditions from their residency status, and it must be completed before the two-year period ends after they were awarded a green card. If the Form I-751 is not submitted, the immigrant may be subject to deportation.
The following individuals are eligible for an I-751 Form:
- Someone who is still married to the person with whom they originally filed for the green card
- Someone who obtained a green card with a spouse who has since passed away
- Someone who married their spouse in good faith but later divorced that person
- Someone who is still married to the spouse with whom they filed but is being abused by that person either physically or psychologically
- A child whose conditional residency status based on their parent’s green card is no longer valid
Contact the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler for a consultation today to see if you are eligible to file an I751.
Do I Need a Lawyer to Help with my I751 Form?
While we have provided the best and most up-to-date information here, it is possible that requirements and laws change regarding I751 forms. It is always a good idea to speak with an immigration lawyer whenever questions about citizenship or permanent residency arise. Your lawyer should have an excellent understanding of the nuances of immigration law so they can help with your petition.
Every permanent resident deserves the chance to avoid removal proceedings and stay in the United States. That chance is most likely to be achieved when working with a professional who understands immigration law. Please reach out to us right away if you need legal counsel regarding your residence. We will help gather evidence, submit the proper forms, and represent you in any immigration matters that arise. In the case that you are no longer married to the person with whom you filed for your green card, it is even more important to have legal counsel as these cases come under a great deal of scrutiny. We can help prove that you entered the marriage in good faith. Call us today for a consultation!
Can I Waive the I751 If I am No Longer Married?
Retaining your green card if you have gone through a divorce with the person who filed jointly with you when you got your green card it is a complicated process but not impossible. The first thing you should do in this case is to speak with an experienced immigration attorney right away. Your lawyer can help you submit an I-751 waiver that removes the conditions from your green card. You should be aware that applying to waive the Form I-751 is a red flag for the immigration officer and that your case may be highly scrutinized.
The U.S.C.I.S. is wary of individuals who potentially married a U.S. citizen merely to gain residency status in the United States. They will look for evidence to prove that you had a bona fide marriage, such as whether you had children with the person or if you shared a bank account. Again, hiring a lawyer is the best way to go about the request to waive the I751. Your immigration lawyer can help gather evidence and prove that you entered the marriage in good faith, expecting it to last but that you later divorced or have been abused and are no longer able to file jointly with that person. Please reach out to us right away to avoid the devastating consequences of allowing your green card to expire.
Should You Hire Our I751 Lawyer?
Attorney Kevin L. Dixler has helped countless clients obtain and retain residency status in the United States for over a quarter of a century. He understands that the process of submitting a Form I-751 can be confusing and complicated, with catastrophic results if the individual lets their green card go past the expiration date. Attorney Dixler works closely with the U.S.C.I.S. and knows what immigration officers are looking for in applications. His services go far beyond filling out forms and include providing proof of bona fide marriages, offering legal counsel on immigration matters, and representing individuals facing deportation.
When it comes to immigration matters, the stakes are too high to risk going it alone or using a lawyer who lacks the experience and knowledge of immigration law. Please rely on our honesty, dedication, and experience. Contact the Law Office of Kevin L. Dixler today to schedule a consultation at 312-728-4610.