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Good Morning. My conditional residency...
Good Morning. My conditional residency card expired in 2003 and I cannot remember if I filed to have the condition removed as it was quite some time ago. I have not left the US and have since remarried. What are my opitions to get my card renewed? Thank you
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Immigration Law
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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Have you now remarried to a US citizen?

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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
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Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 6 months ago

Your conditional residency cannot be renewed under these circumstances, however your new spouse can file a new spousal petition for you.

Based on the information you shared, it sounds as though you may have fallen out of valid immigration status, however a bona fide marriage to a US citizen can "cure" this issue.

Here is a list of the documents your spouse will need to file for you:

Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
Form I-130A, Biographic Information
Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
Form I-864, Affidavit of Support
Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (optional)
Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (optional)

Other supporting documents you'll also need to submit are:

  • two color photos, taken within the last 30 days, passport style
  • birth certificate, with an English translation if it's not already in English, and
  • required fee for the application and for biometrics


You can find all of these forms and their instructions here:
https://www.uscis.gov/forms

See also:
https://www.uscis.gov/family/family-us-citizens

I hope that helps!

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you. During the time that my CR was valid, my ex wife "said" she filed paperwork , so I'm not sure what my residency is because she was never truthful with me in most regards. So I have no idea if the paperwork was filed, if I was approved, where the rest of the paperwork is as we had moved a couple of times. Is there a way to find out without raising any red flags.? Thank you.
Immigration Lawyer: Nisha Jones,
 replied 6 months ago

Yes, you can request a copy of all of the documents in your file.

In order to do so you'd need to submit a FOIA request. Here's a link with all of the details and instructions on how to do that:

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/freedom-information-and-privacy-act-foia/how-file-foia-privacy-act-request/how-file-foiapa-request

I hope that helps! Let me know if you still have any questions.

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Hi! Just checking in to see if you have any more questions? I hope I was able to address all of your concerns. Please let me know, I'm here to help. Thanks!

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