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Attorney in San Jose and San Francisco for Joint I-751 Petition to Remove the Condition on Permanent Residency for Immigrant Spouses

Supportive and Caring Representation for Removal of Condition on Residency

You petitioned for residency for your foreign spouse based on a marriage of less than two years. Your spouse will be granted conditional status for two years. USCIS wants to verify that your marriage was genuine.

Before the two year period expires you must file a joint petition demonstrating that you are still married and that you continue to live in marital union. If your petition is granted, the condition on your spouse's green card will be removed and your spouse and any accompanying children with then receive full legal permanent residency.

An I-751 marriage petition lawyer at theLaw Offices of Daniel Shanfield is here to help. Contact our team online today for zealous and compassionate representation.

USCSIS may schedule an in-person interview to verify that the marriage is in good faith. Getting the I-751 filing right the first time is critical. If the immigration officer decides the marriage was in bad faith and entered into just to obtain a green card, USCIS may place the immigrant spouse in deportation proceedings.

Given how important the petition is to you and your loved ones, working with a San Francisco and San Jose immigration defense lawyer Is a smart decision.

Joint I-751 Petitions to Remove the Condition on Permanent Residence for Immigrant Spouses

If you are a conditional resident spouse and are still married to the Petitioner, you must file the I-751 petition within 90 days prior to the 2 year anniversary of your conditional residency grant. The petition should present evidence of the good faith intention of the spouses on entering into the marriage and ideally the continuation and flourishing of the marriage.

Sometimes marriages do not work out. If you and your sponsoring spouse have dissolved your marriage, you may seek an I-751 waiver.

In your petition for waiver you must explain your good faith in getting married, reasons for the ending of your marriage, including:

  • Evidence of physical abuse or mental cruelty
  • Along with the hardship you would endure on returning to your country of origin

Our firm has successfully assisted numerous clients through serious immigration problems involving removal and deportation and we routinely resolve legal residency issues like yours.

How Our San Francisco & San Jose I-751 Marriage Visa Lawyer Can Help You

Daniel Shanfield, Esq. Immigration Defense successfully advocates for clients in joint I-751 petitions and interviews. Mr. Shanfield, our founding attorney, is a former clinical law professor at New York Law School and a former Immigration and Naturalization Service prosecutor.

He has been recognized as a Northern California Immigration "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine, and holds a 10/10 AVVO rating, ranking him as "Superb" in experience, industry recognition, professional conduct. Let us put our unique perspective and experience to work for you in successfully resolving your family immigration case.

Contact an I-751 marriage petition attorney in San Francisco and San Jose at our firm for zealous and compassionate representation.

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