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For I751, who is the petitioner?

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I will be filing jointly with my husband to remove conditions on my green card. Who will be the petitioner in this case? Is it me or my USC spouse? This is what I am planning on including in my package:

[insert Date]

USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden St.
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001


[Conditional Resident], A-###-###-###

To whom it may concern:

Enclosed please find a JOINT I-751 petition for removal of conditions of permanent resident status regarding [Conditional Resident]. I entered the US on a CR-1 visa on [insert date] and have been married to [uSC Spouse] since [insert date], and was awarded Conditional Permanent Residence on [insert date]. We are happily living together and jointly request that this petition be accepted for removal of conditions on the residence of [Conditional Resident].

Contents include the following documents, constituting a petition for the Removal of Conditions on the Residence of [Conditional Resident]:

  • Completed I-751 JOINT Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence.
  • Check for $590 to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • Photocopy of both sides of [Conditional Resident] Permanent Resident Card.

Enclosed please also find the following documents to verify the status of our marriage and ongoing relationship:

  • Affidavit from [my USC spouse parents], testifying to shared residence with both [Conditional Resident] and [uSC Spouse], and that the marriage between [Conditional Resident] and [uSC Spouse] was entered into in good faith, is ongoing, and was not entered into to circumvent immigration law.
  • Photocopy of 2014 and 2015 federal tax transcript of [Conditional Resident] and [uSC Spouse] showing filing status as “Married Filing Jointly” since 2014.
  • Photocopies of driver licenses of [Conditional Resident] and [uSC Spouse], showing a shared address over the course of the marriage.
  • Photocopies of [bank Name] credit cards for [Conditional Resident] and [uSC Spouse], showing a joint account, and joint financial obligations and responsibility, over the course of the marriage.
  • Photocopies of [bank Name] joint checking account statements for [Conditional Resident] and [uSC Spouse], showing [Conditional Resident] as an authorized cardholder, further showing a joint account, and joint financial obligations and responsibility, over the course of the marriage.
  • Photocopies of [insurance Name] automobile insurance cards showing a joint automobile insurance policy over the course of the marriage.
  • Photocopies of [name of insurance company] health insurance cards showing a joint health insurance policy over the course of the marriage.
  • Photocopies of [name of insurance company] dental insurance cards showing a joint dental insurance policy over the course of the marriage.
  • Photocopies of life insurance and pension beneficiary form from [uSC spouse] employer, showing the designation of beneficiary status.
  • Photocopies of flight information of [Conditional Resident] and [uSC spouse] to [vacation destination] for the vacation.
  • Photographs of [Conditional Resident] and [uSC Spouse], from various vacations and family functions.

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and we understand that we may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date. Please advise us if you have any further questions or concerns related to this petition.


Conditional Resident

USC Spouse

[insert Address]

IR1/CR1 Timeline:

01/24/2014: Married

02/11/2014: I130 Sent

02/19/2014: I130 NOA1

06/25/2014: I130 Approved (NOA2)

07/07/2014: NVC Received

07/16/2014: Case # and IIN Assigned

08/04/2014: Received DS 261 and AOS Invoice Email

08/04/2014: Submitted DS 261

08/06/2014: Paid AOS Fee

08/07/2014: AOS Package Sent

08/11/2014: AOS Package Scanned

08/30/2014: Received IV Bill

08/30/2014: Paid IV Bill

09/03/2014: IV Package Sent

09/03/2014: Submitted Ds-260

09/05/2014: IV Package Scanned

10/14/2014: Case Complete

12/01/2014: Medical (Completed)

12/16/2014: Interview Scheduled for 7:00 AM (APPROVED) :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

12/17/2014: Visa "ISSUED" :dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

01/24/2015: POE - JFK, NY

ROC Timeline:

11/11/2016: I-751 sent to VSC

11/14/2016: I-751 package received at VSC

11/16/2016: Check cashed

11/18/2016: NOA1 Received

12/14/2016: Biometrics Appointment

10/17/17: Approval letter received in mail

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Simple question to help you maintain your orientation:

Does the USC spouse need to have the conditions removed on their (permanent) residence?

It can be a bit confusing.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

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You are the petitioner for I-751.

Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011


Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014


N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

I am a United States citizen!

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