Withdraw petition based on marriage

Spouse filed i 130 petition in Feb 1996. I filed I 485 at that time. My green card was approved in Nov 1996. In Oct 1999 INS sent a letter that my application was denied. How long does my spouse have to withdraw her petition?

New York, NY -

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Carl Michael Shusterman

Carl Michael Shusterman

Immigration Attorney - Los Angeles, CA
Answered

Once your green card gets approved, it is too late for your spouse to withdraw the petition.

(213) 394-4554 x0 Mr. Shusterman is a former INS Trial Attorney (1976-82) with over 35 years of immigration... more
F. J. Capriotti III

F. J. Capriotti III

Immigration Attorney - Portland, OR
Answered

No time limit, if you have the 10 year card, your spouse can never withdraw her petition.

PROFESSOR OF IMMIGRATION LAW for over 10 years -- franco@capriotti.com -- www.capriotti.com -- This blog posting... more
J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

J. Thomas Smith Ph.D.

Immigration Attorney - Houston, TX
Answered

I agree with my colleagues. Petition cant be withdrawn after it has been approved.

Law Offices of J Thomas Smith J.D., Ph.D 11500 Northwest Freeway, Suite 280 Houston, TX 77092 713-LAWYER-2 www.... more

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