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I have a 2 year limited (marriage) greencard, which I will need to renew/remove the conditions by first half next year. It says to apply about 5 months before it expires. Wondering if there are any changes due to covid. It is the first time that I will be filing the forms, in the past a lawyer was taking care of the paperwork. Not sure if I would need to do the medical exam again, but don't want to be forced to get a covid vaccine (as it says it might be available in November). As far as I understand I need to file form I 751, do I need any other form? It took a while to get everything together with the lawyer, but check list seems to be a lot shorter than for the initial greencard?

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24 minutes ago, castaway said:

I have a 2 year limited (marriage) greencard, which I will need to renew/remove the conditions by first half next year. It says to apply about 5 months before it expires. Wondering if there are any changes due to covid. It is the first time that I will be filing the forms, in the past a lawyer was taking care of the paperwork. Not sure if I would need to do the medical exam again, but don't want to be forced to get a covid vaccine (as it says it might be available in November). As far as I understand I need to file form I 751, do I need any other form? It took a while to get everything together with the lawyer, but check list seems to be a lot shorter than for the initial greencard?

You file I-751 within 90 days before the card expires, not 5 months. Where did you read that? No other forms required and no medical.

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You currently have a conditional greencard and you are applying for removal of conditions I am assuming. With ROC you basically need to show your relationship. You can find the requirements on the USCIS site and its basically the same information as needed in an adjustment of status but you should have more since you’ve been married 2 years.


https://www.uscis.gov/i-751


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2 hours ago, castaway said:

I have a 2 year limited (marriage) greencard, which I will need to renew/remove the conditions by first half next year. It says to apply about 5 months before it expires. Wondering if there are any changes due to covid. It is the first time that I will be filing the forms, in the past a lawyer was taking care of the paperwork. Not sure if I would need to do the medical exam again, but don't want to be forced to get a covid vaccine (as it says it might be available in November). As far as I understand I need to file form I 751, do I need any other form? It took a while to get everything together with the lawyer, but check list seems to be a lot shorter than for the initial greencard?

Do NOT FILE the I-751 EARLIER THAN 90 DAYS BEFORE your Green Card  EXPIRES!!!!!!   It will be rejected.... There is no medical exam ....You need to read the guide here on VJ for this:

 

 

 

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I've looked on the USCIS website, but it's a bit confusing. Good search said to renew the greencard not before 6 months, guess the removing on the conditions is different. If the conditions are moved I automatically get the new 10 year greencard? As for the evidence, we were already married over 1 year, I just did not apply for greencard right away, so we don't really have anything extra to show them, but pictures.

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1 hour ago, castaway said:

I've looked on the USCIS website, but it's a bit confusing. Good search said to renew the greencard not before 6 months, guess the removing on the conditions is different. If the conditions are moved I automatically get the new 10 year greencard? As for the evidence, we were already married over 1 year, I just did not apply for greencard right away, so we don't really have anything extra to show them, but pictures.

Renewing a Green Card and Removing Conditions from a conditional Green Card are entirely different processes..........if you are removing conditions, you need to read the guide I posted above.......and you will need a lot more than just pictures.

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@castaway, please fill in your VJ timeline.  It will make answering your questions easier.  Thanks.


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17 hours ago, castaway said:

Don't bother, people here are really rude, don't need that 

I see no rudeness  in this thread..  I have provided you with a link to the guide which will probably help answer your questions....

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~~moved to ROC from what vis do I need.  Op needs to remove conditions and is not seeking a visa. ~~


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16 hours ago, castaway said:

I've looked on the USCIS website, but it's a bit confusing. Good search said to renew the greencard not before 6 months, guess the removing on the conditions is different. If the conditions are moved I automatically get the new 10 year greencard? As for the evidence, we were already married over 1 year, I just did not apply for greencard right away, so we don't really have anything extra to show them, but pictures.


Correct me if I am wrong. From what I read in the above post you entered the USA after being married for one year which would mean you indeed have a conditional green card stated in your original post. Your visa would be a CR-1 due to this. 
 

Now you also could have entered on a K-1 visa and adjusted status (AOS) after marrying within the 90 days. 
 

Whether you entered on a K-1 or CR-1 visa you still need to remove the conditions on your green card. The advice given above to apply 90 days before the expiration date is correct if you have a 2 year green card. We have seen people get there application rejected because it was sent too soon. On the other hand, you will need to prove co-mingling of finances and bonafide relationship. Things to send are joint bank account statements, joint credit card statements, joint car insurance, joint deed, lease or lease/rental agreement, US tax transcripts, and any other joint bill that you have such as cable, cell phone, etc. Additionally, if you don’t have anything mentioned, you can try to send bills that have only your name and only your spouses name but the same address to show that you live at the same address and have bills that the other is aware of. Only using pictures will not suffice for removal of conditions (ROC). 

 

15 hours ago, castaway said:

Don't bother, people here are really rude, don't need that 


It can be very hard to ascertain what the other person is feeling from a post. Please take into consideration that we are trying to help and digital communication can be misconstrued. 
 

Additionally, filling in your timeline would help so we know the visa you entered on and would also give statistics so visajourney could better predict estimated dates. 
 

If you would like any assistance please feel free to message me privately if you feel more comfortable with that. 


 

 

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Looks like the OP adjusted their status from an E2 according to their post history. 


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