My wife has a conditional
Green Card (or conditional permanent resident status) in United States.
How to remove the conditions and receive a permanent U.S. Green Card?
If you are a U.S. citizen or
Green Card holder, if you have been married less than two years when
your alien spouse is granted U.S. permanent resident status, the alien
spouse will receive U.S. permanent resident status on a conditional
To remove the conditions on you spouse's residence status in
United States, you and your spouse should apply together using USCIS
Form I-751, Petition to Remove the Conditions of Residence.
You must apply to remove conditional status within the 90-day
period before the expiration date on the conditional resident card. If
you fail to file during this time, your spouse’s resident
status will be terminated and he or she may be subject to removal from
the United States.
If your alien spuse has a child in previous marriage and if
you are petitioning for a step-child and have not been married to the
child’s genetic parent genetic or legal gestational mother
for 2 years at the time the child receives permanent residence, the
child will be granted conditional permanent resident status also.
Therefore Form I-751 can also be used to remove the conditional basis
of permanent residence for the child.
If your spouse and child became conditional permanent
resident at the same time or within 6 months, the child can
be included in your spouse’s petition. If the child became a
permanent resident more than 6 months after your spouse, the child will
need to file a separate Form I-751.