11. Will I get a work permit if I have applied for Removal of Conditions?
Yes, as a legal permanent resident, you should have received a permanent resident card. This card will continue to prove that you have a right to live and work in the U.S. permanently. If you file Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence on time, the USCIS will extend your conditional resident status for up to 12 months while your Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence petition is under review.
12. How can I check the status of my Removal of Conditions petition?
You may check status by using VisaPro’s free visa status service.
13. Do I need to be physically present in the U.S. to file my Removal of Conditions petition?
No, the Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence can be filed regardless of whether you are physically present in the U.S. at the time that you file. However, you must return to the U.S. with your spouse and your children in order to comply with the interview requirement.
14. Is a personal interview required for joint petitioners filing for Removal of Conditions?
Yes, the regulations require that you and your spouse appear for a personal interview at the district office that serves the area where you live.
15. Can I request for a waiver of the personal interview requirement for joint petitioners filing for Removal of Conditions?
Yes, the director of the regional service center where you file your petition has the discretion to waive the interview requirement. The director will review the petition to determine whether an interview is required.
- If the director is satisfied based on the written petition that your marriage was not entered into in order to obtain immigration benefits, the director may waive the interview requirement and approve the petition
- If the director is not satisfied of the validity of your marriage based on the petition, the director will forward the petition to the district office to conduct an interview