Kentucky Deportation Defense Attorneys
The U.S. does not want to admit immigrants on a fraudulent basis. For this reason, when an immigrant enters the country in order to marry a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, and the person obtains permanent resident status less than two years after the date of the marriage, the person obtaining the green card is classified as a conditional resident, a classification that lasts for two years. You are admitted on the condition that your marriage proves genuine, and that you did not marry just to circumvent immigration law.
Conditional status is also given to people who enter the U.S. as investors or entrepreneurs.
Located in Louisville, Kentucky, Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, is respected throughout the Purchase Area for being the kind of firm that masters immigration law, and works tirelessly to protect immigrants’ rights. We invite you to call our lawyers with your questions toll-free at 888-832-2944.
Residing Permanently In The U.S.
In order to reside in the U.S. permanently, you must apply for removal of the conditional status. Generally, you should do this within two years of acquiring conditional permanent resident status. Fail to apply for this removal of conditions and you risk being removed yourself — as in deported.
Removal Of Conditions On Residents
Immigrants still married after two years may file jointly with their spouses for removal of conditions. A hasty divorce will look very bad on your record, and the USCIS may take away your permanent resident status. But there are allowances for these situations in which you are no longer married after two years:
- If your spouse died
- If you can prove that you entered into the marriage in good faith
- If your spouse has battered you or subjected you to extreme hardship
The laws and rules surrounding removal of conditions on residents are very complex, and you will need a competent and experienced immigration attorney to cut through the complexity and make a case for your remaining in the U.S.
Contact A Louisville Immigration Lawyer
Is your stay in the U.S. on a conditional basis? Learn about removal of conditions on residents from the Louisville attorneys at Vickerstaff Law Office, PSC, at 502-442-2039, toll-free 888-832-2944 — or describe your immigration law problem using this email form.