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Hi all,

So I came into the country on a CR1 on Saturday, all went fine in customs.

The guy who sorted out all my paperwork said that 90 days before our wedding anniversary I have to apply for i-751 but everywhere I've looked says 2 years from when I was granted conditional status. (I am not sure what date that means either?)

I know it's a long way off that I would have to do this but I'm worried (again) as to when I have to do it?

Please would someone be so kind to help me out!

Many thanks



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You have to use the expiration date that is on your 2 years green card. NOT your wedding anniversary.

To be 100%, you can use the USCIS filling calculator to see the earliest accepted filling date. That means when you can start sending your papers to remove conditions.


On the field Permanent Resident Anniversary Date, you put the expiration date that appears on your conditional green card.

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90 days before your LPR anniversary date (date you entered the country) NOT wedding anniversary you'll need to remove conditions.

To get started - put an empty box in your living room and get into a habit of tossing in documents proving bona fide marriage - bank statements, tax returns, mail addressed to both of you, doctor's notes, DL copies...

Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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I know it's a long way off that I would have to do this but I'm worried (again) as to when I have to do it?

Please would someone be so kind to help me out!

Many thanks


An easy way to look at it--

1. Your two-year greencard will have an expiration date on it.

2. Send your Removal of Conditions application so that USCIS receives it before the expiration date.

3. They won't accept applications received more than 90 days before the expiration.

So you can apply 90 days early, or 80...52...37...or even 5 days as long as they get it in time.

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted


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