Many people think that if their conditional green card is about to expire, they need to renew it. But actually, that isn’t true! If you have a 2-year, conditional green card, you have to apply to “remove conditions” before your card expires.

One and a half years after you receive your conditional green card from the USCIS, you can apply to remove the conditions.

To remove the conditions on your green card, you will need to file Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.

If you do not do this before your conditional residence expires, you may lose your permanent residence status and endanger your future in the United States.

The application must be completed correctly, appropriate supporting documents attached and the USCIS fees included.

The USCIS office where you need to send your application depends on the state where you live. See this video’s comments for instructions on where to file.

After the USCIS removes the conditions on your green card, you will be sent a full U.S. green card, which only needs to be renewed every ten years.

Start filling out your form I-751 today at FileRight.com!