If a couple has been married for less than two years at the time residency is granted, the noncitizen will acquire conditional residence (CR) and be required to later remove this condition. A conditional resident (CR) may remove the condition on permanent residence by jointly filing a petition (Form I-751) with the U.S. citizen spouse within a 90-day period prior to the expiration of the second-year anniversary of the grant of conditional residence.
In the event that the noncitizen spouse is unable to jointly file Form I-751, he or she may file for a waiver of the joint-filing requirement on Form I-751.
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