So my green card based on marriage (i-485) was issued as a conditional card (expires in 2 years) and must go in 2 years to remove conditions with form i-751 and a $505 in fees.
The card was issued 14 days before my 2nd year marriage anniversary, is there a way I can appeal to remove conditions based on the fact that I have been married to a U.S. citizen for 2 years (minus 14 days) on the day that my card was issued and avoid the i-751 (and it's fees) and more importantly get my permanent 5 years card? If so, how? Thank you
Immigration fees may seem expensive at the time of filing. But, think about the benefit you derive (hopefully). Isn't it worth the expense in the long run?
NO, you cannot appeal the conditional nature of your residence. But, generally, here is what you can do:
90 days before your 2nd anniversary as a conditional resident, if you are still married to the same U.S. citizen or resident, then file Form I-751 (and pay the fee).
Sorry ... this isn't a game of horseshoes (in which close is good enough).
14 days less than 2 years is LESS THAN 2 YEARS.
File the forms and you'll get a 10 year card, not a 5 year one.
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Unfortunately you cannot "appeal" the issuance of your conditional LPR card. USCIS based their decision as to your status at the time of your application filing, not when they issued the card. You should file to remove the condition, as the benefits certainly outweigh the cost of filing.
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