Legal Requirements for Removal of Conditions

Generally, you are eligible to remove the conditions on your permanent residence within 3 months of its expiration if:

  • You are still married to the same U.S. citizen or permanent resident through whom you obtained conditional resident status (your children may be included in your application if they received their conditional resident status at the same time that you did or within 90 days)
  • You are a child and cannot be included in the application of your parents for a valid reason
  • You are a widow or widower of a marriage that was entered into in good faith
  • You entered into a marriage in good faith, but the marriage was ended through divorce or annulment
  • You entered into a marriage in good faith, but either you or your child were battered or subjected to extreme hardship by your U.S.citizen or permanent resident spouse
  • The termination of your conditional resident status would cause extreme hardship to you