What if I fail to file the form I-751 within the required time period?
Failure to file the petition will result in automatic loss of your lawful status and you may be placed in removal proceedings. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) may accept an I-751 filed after the two-year period only if you can establish there was good reason and extenuating circumstances for the failure to file within the required time.
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Thomas Esparza, Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality law with thirty four years experience in the field. He is the past chairman of the Texas chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the current chairman of the Austin Commission on Immigrant Affairs.
Jacqueline L. Waston is a Board Certified Specialist In Immigration and Nationality law with 11 years experience. She is a frequent lecturer for the University of Texas, the State Bar of Texas and is an active member of the community.
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