In certain circumstances, a foreign-national who obtains permanent resident status (green card) will have conditions placed on his or her status for a two-year period. One such instance is if the foreign-national obtains permanent residency through marriage to a U.S. citizen or a marriage to a lawful permanent resident. If the marriage is less than two-years old at the time the green card is adjudicated and approved, the foreign-national will receive a conditional lawful permanent resident card.
Within 90 days of the expiration of the two-year green card, the conditional permanent resident must file a petition for the removal of conditions. The couple must demonstrate that the foreign-national and the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse entered the marriage in good faith in order for the conditions to be removed.
Generally, you may apply to remove the conditions on your permanent residence if one of the following situations applies to you: