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Removal of Conditions From Permanent Residency

If you were granted conditional permanent resident status through marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you must petition to remove these conditions prior to the expiration of the two-year grant of permanent residency. Any dependent children who acquired conditional resident status on the same day as you or within 90 days thereafter should be included in your petition to remove the conditions.

If you have dependent children who did not acquire conditional resident status on the same day as you or within 90 days thereafter, or if the conditional resident parent is deceased, then each dependent child must petition separately to have the conditions on their status removed.

Under limited circumstances, you may petition to remove the conditions without your spouse if:

1. You entered the marriage in good faith, but your spouse subsequently died;

2. You entered the marriage in good faith, but the marriage was later terminated due to divorce or annulment;

3. You entered the marriage in good faith, but you have been battered or subject to extreme cruelty by your petitioning

spouse; or

4. Your conditional resident parent entered the marriage in good faith, but you have been battered or subject to extreme cruelty by your parent’s U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse or by your conditional resident parent; or

5. The termination of your status and removal from the United States would result in extreme hardship.