Who Is Eligible

The following types of people with conditional resident status can file a petition for the removal of conditions in favor of permanent residency.

  • Spouse of a US citizen or permanent resident
  • A divorced, separated, or widowed spouse of a US citizen or permanent resident
  • A child who received conditional status 90 days after his parent got the same
  • Abused partner of a US Citizen

In case of divorce and abuse, you need to consult an immigration lawyer to navigate through tricky issues and potential questions and prove that your marriage was in good faith.

The Filing Process

By filing the Petition To Remove Conditions of Residence within 90 days of the expiry of your conditional green card, you get a residential extension for up to 12 months. It can be filed even if you are out of the United States. But the applicant has to return for the interview. The process requires joint signing and interview of the applicant and his or her spouse. In case of divorce or separation, a request for the waiver from the joint application is required.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services requires the couple to be present for an interview and give biometrics. If anything is found missing or incomplete, they may deny your application. Unless there are issues, the application is approved with a 10-year, green card.

Common Issues To Consider

  • Delay in approval: It may take 5-12 months to remove conditions on residence and get permanent resident status.
  • Joint filing waiver: One may seek a waiver from joint filing of a Petition To Remove Conditions of Residence in case of death, divorce, or abuse from the spouse. Abuse or extreme cruelty is also a ground for seeking the waiver. However, good documentation is needed.
  • Good faith marriage condition: You need to prove that the marriage is not a sham to obtain resident status. Immigration authorities are very strict about it and reject any permanent residence status if have reason to believe it is a fraudulent marriage.

Immigration requirements for approving a Petition To Remove Conditions of Residence are stringent and complex. You cannot afford to make any mistake or become lax. It pays to seek the advice of an expert immigration attorney.

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When an immigrant receives their legal permanent resident status, it is only a conditional card valid for two years. A Petition To Remove Conditions of Residence enables him or her to remove the conditional clause and obtain the approval for permanent residency. However, any mistake in the filling of the form and inability to handle issues cropping up during the approval may lead to deportation proceedings.

What is a Conditional Green Card?

Foreigners or those on immigrant visas married to US citizens or lawful permanent residents for less than two years are given conditional resident status. The US green cards issued to them is valid for two years from the day of issuance. However, these green cards are non-renewable and such persons are likely to be deported unless they apply to become permanent residents.

According to the US immigration regulations, conditional residents must apply for permanent residence status within 90 days of their conditional green card expiration. The application can also include a child allowed conditional resident status along with you. The failure to do so makes them liable for removal from the country.

A Petition To Remove Conditions of Residence is the only process of removing conditions on residence so that you can prevent deportation and stay in the United States permanently. Consulting an immigration attorney in Houston is good advice to avoid any mistake, delay, documentation errors and to finalize your permanent resident process.

If you or a loved one seeks to remove condition of their residence,

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Forming a Georgia Business Entity

Once you have come up with a small business plan the next thing you should do is create your business entity. The Georgia Organizations Code governs all rules on business formation in Georgia. There are various different business entities a small business can form. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages for tax and liability purposes. Deciding which business entity is for your small business is a very important decision that carries legal implications. Make sure you speak with a small business lawyer so that they can explain to you all the possibilities. Make sure you choose the right business formation for your small business in Georgia.

Things to consider when forming a Business Entity


If your company were to be sued do you know who would be liable? Would it be your company or would it be you personally? Depending on which business entity you choose your personal assets can be at risk for problems of the business. It’s important to select the correct business entity that protects and separates your assets and your personal liability. We will also explain to you how to keep good business methods so you don’t open yourself up to personal liability.

Tax implications:

When setting up your small business you need to think about how the company will handle federal taxes. Will it completely ignore taxes and pass it straight to the business owner? Will it pay the taxes on a corporate level? These are decisions that the business owner and our lawyers can help decide which is the best option for the growth and foundation of the business.  We work with various tax attorneys, accountants, and copyright & trademark attorneys that can also be made available to our clients, as needed.

Articles of Incorporation:

What are the rules and framework of the company? Who decides what course of action to take in certain situations? Will your company have multiple partners or members? What are the roles of each of those members? When forming your small business there will be a lot of decisions to make and establishing how your company will operate is one of the most essential parts of a business. Speaking with a small business lawyer can help you get all your ideas down on paper and keep your company safe.  If you are considering starting a small business or have already begun and want to get your business on track, contact us.

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Starting a Small Business

Starting your own small business can be a very exciting and nerve wracking journey. One must find the balance of conducting business and making sure you are protecting yourself and your company. Starting a small business should begin with a business plan. The plan should include the overview and purpose of the business. After you have created the plan the first step you should take is establishing your business entity.


Establishing your business entity is one of the most important decisions you will make for your business. It will establish many aspect of the business such as taxation, liability, organization and who makes the decisions for the company. In Georgia the Business Organizations Code are the rules for starting a small business.

When you create your small business you will need to establish a legal presence with the Secretary of State or run the risks of personal liability. When starting a small business one should always lay out the groundwork for how the business is to be ran and who are the decision makers. Establishing a good framework can allow the business to grow easier and avoid legal complications.

We enjoy talking with new small business owners and trading ideas on how we can make your small business grow and stay protected at every turn.

We offer the Small Business Startup package which is great for new and starting business. Getting off to a good start is the best way to prevent future legal troubles. With our Small Business Startup package you can speak with us and discuss the best startup possibilities for your company.

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