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This is almost definitely a stupid/obvious question, but I’m paranoid about making a stupid mistake on the form!



I (Clare) am the CONDITIONAL RESIDENT. My husband Kyle is the U.S. CITIZEN. We are filing a joint petition for Removal of Conditions on my permanent residence.


Regarding form I-751:


We are filing jointly, but on form I-751 whenever it refers to the PETITIONER, that is me, right? (i.e. Part 7:  Petitioner’s Statement, contact info etc).


And whenever it refers to the SPOUSE that is my husband (U.S. Citizen Kyle). (i.e. Part 8: Spouse’s Statement, contact info etc).


Thank in advance for clarification!

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When you file the i-751, you are the PETITIONER and your husband is the SPOUSE.

When you call USCIS to inquire about status or missing forms, etc. you're referred to as the APPLICANT.


Confusing, I know.


ROC Journey

09 MAY 2017: Mailed I-751 to California Svc Center (CSC)

11 MAY 2017: I-751 package delivered to CSC

15 MAY 2017: NOA1 sent (got lost in the mail)

31 MAY 2017: Biometrics letter received

05 JUN 2017: Completed biometrics (walk-in)

23 JUN 2017: Received replacement copy of NOA1


N-400 Journey

14 MAY 2018: Mailed N-400 to Dallas Lockbox

17 MAY 2018: Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

04 JUN 2018: Received NOA1

08 JUN 2018: Received biometrics letter

21 JUN 2018: Completed biometrics

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The immigrant is the petitioner and the US citizen is the spouse.

K1 visa

05/23/2014 - I-129F package sent

05/30/2014 - I-129F NOA1

08/05/2014 - I-129F NOA2

11/25/2014 - Interview (approved)

11/27/2014 - Visa in hand

12/06/2014 - POE

01/30/2015 - Wedding



03/03/2015 - I-485, I-765, I-131 package sent

03/10/2015 - I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA1

03/31/2015 - Biometrics appt

05/13/2015 - I-765, I-131 NOA2

05/20/2015 - Combo card in hand

06/11/2015 - NPIW

09/24/2015 - I-485 NOA2 (no interview)

10/01/2015 - 2-year green card in hand



07/24/2017 - I-751 package sent

07/26/2017 - I-751 NOA1

08/25/2018 - 18-month extension letter received (dated 08/18/2018)

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