I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence

Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through marriage and want to apply to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.

What This Form Can Help You Do

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Edition Date

12/02/19. We will publish a new version of this form soon. In the meantime, you may continue using the 12/02/19 edition despite the expiration date. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

Where to File

For a complete list of addresses, visit our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-751 page.

Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.

Filing Tips: Go to our Form Filing Tips page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your form.

When to File:Use our Filing Calculator to determine your 90-day filing date.

Filing Fee
$595.

You must pay a $85 biometric service fee for each person applying to remove conditions on their residence on the same form. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee. We will reject forms submitted with incorrect or incomplete fees.

You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check or cashier’s check.  When filing at a USCIS lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Service centers are not able to process credit card payments. 

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. 

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-751. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.

If you are filing a joint petition, did you provide the following?

  • Copies of the front and back of your Permanent Resident Card; 
  • Copies of the front and back of the Permanent Resident Cards of any conditional permanent resident children you are including in your petition (if applicable);
  • Evidence of the relationship:
    • Submit copies of documents indicating that the marriage upon which you were granted status was entered in good faith and was not for the purpose of circumventing immigration laws. Submit copies of as many documents as you can to establish this fact, to demonstrate the circumstances of the relationship from the date of the marriage to the present date;
  • An explanation for reason you are filing late (if applicable);
  • An explanation for the reason you are filing separately from your primary conditional permanent resident parent (if applicable);
  • Dispositions on criminal charges, arrests, or convictions (if applicable);and 
  • If you are filing from outside of the United States because you, your spouse, or your stepparent is residing outside of the United States on U.S. military or government orders:
    • Two passport-style photographs for each petitioner and dependent, regardless of age
      • Two completed Form FD- 258 Fingerprint Cards for each petitioner and dependent 14 to 79 years of age; and
      • A copy of current military or government orders.  

If you are filing an individual request because of the death of the petitioning spouse or stepparent, did you provide the following?

  • Copies of the front and back of your Permanent Resident Card; 
  • Copies of the front and back of the Permanent Resident Cards of any conditional permanent resident children you are including in your petition (if applicable);
  • Evidence of the relationship:
    • Submit copies of documents indicating that the marriage upon which you were granted status was entered in good faith and was not for the purpose of circumventing immigration laws. Submit copies of as many documents as you can to establish this fact, to demonstrate the circumstances of the relationship from the date of the marriage to the date of your spouse's or stepparent's death;
  • Your spouse’s or stepparent's death certificate; 
  • An explanation for the reason you are filing separately from your primary conditional permanent resident parent (if applicable);
  • Dispositions on criminal charges, arrests, or convictions (if applicable); and 
  • If you are filing from outside of the United States because you, your spouse, or your stepparent is residing outside of the United States on U.S. military or government orders:
    • Two passport-style photographs for each petitioner and dependent, regardless of age;
    • Two completed Form FD- 258 Fingerprint Cards for each petitioner and dependent 14 to 79 years of age; and 
    • A copy of current military or government orders. 

If you are filing a waiver of the joint filing requirement due to a termination of marriage other than through death of the petitioning spouse or stepparent, did you provide the following?

  • Copies of the front and back of your Permanent Resident Card; 
  • Copies of the front and back of the Permanent Resident Cards of any conditional resident children you are including in your petition (if applicable);
  • Evidence of the relationship;
    • Submit copies of documents indicating that the marriage upon which you were granted status was entered in good faith and was not for the purpose of circumventing immigration laws. Submit copies of as many documents as you can to establish this fact, to demonstrate the circumstances of the relationship from the date of the marriage until the marriage terminated;
  • The final divorce or annulment decree;
  • Evidence demonstrating any circumstances surrounding the end of the relationship;
  • An explanation for the reason you are filing separately from your primary conditional permanent resident parent (if applicable);
  • Dispositions on criminal charges, arrests, or convictions (if applicable); and
  • If you are filing from outside of the United States because you, your spouse, or your stepparent is residing outside of the United States on U.S. military or government orders:
    • Two passport-style photographs for each petitioner and dependent, regardless of age;
    • Two completed Form FD- 258 Fingerprint Cards for each petitioner and dependent 14 to 79 years of age; and 
    • A copy of current military or government orders.

If you are filing a waiver of the joint filing requirement because you and/or your conditional resident child were battered or subjected to extreme cruelty, did you provide the following?

With respect to abuse waivers, you may file your form with any credible evidence relevant to the application. The determination of what evidence is credible and the weight to be given (meaning how important the evidence is)is within our the sole discretion.

  • Copies of the front and back of your Permanent Resident Card; 
  • Copies of the front and back of the Permanent Resident Cards of any conditional resident children you are including in your petition (if applicable);
  • Evidence of the relationship:
    • Submit copies of documents indicating that the marriage upon which you were granted status was entered in good faith and was not for the purpose of circumventing immigration laws. Submit copies of as many documents as you can to establish this fact, to demonstrate the circumstances of the relationship from the date of the marriage to the present date; 
  • Evidence of abuse;
  • The final divorce or annulment decree if your marriage was terminated by divorce on grounds of physical abuse or extreme cruelty;
  • An explanation for the reason you are filing separately from your primary conditional permanent resident parent (if applicable);
  • Dispositions on criminal charges, arrests, or convictions (if applicable); and
  • If you are filing from outside of the United States because you, your spouse or your stepparent is residing outside of the United States on U.S. military or government orders:
    • Two passport-style photographs for each petitioner and dependent, regardless of age;
    • Two completed Form FD- 258 Fingerprint Cards for each petitioner and dependent 14 to 79 years of age; and
    • A copy of current military or government orders.

If you are filing a waiver of the joint filing requirement because the termination of your status and removal would result in extreme hardship, did you provide the following?

  • Copies of the front and back of your Permanent Resident Card; 
  • Copies of the front and back of the Permanent Resident Cards of any conditional resident children you are including in your petition (if applicable);
  • Evidence of extreme hardship;
  • An explanation for the reason you are filing separately from your primary conditional permanent resident parent (if applicable);
  • Dispositions on criminal charges, arrests, or convictions (if applicable); and 
  • If you are filing from outside of the United States because you, your spouse or your stepparent is residing outside of the United States on U.S. military or government orders:
    • Two passport-style photographs for each petitioner and dependent, regardless of age;
    • Two completed Form FD- 258 Fingerprint Cards for each petitioner and dependent 14 to 79 years of age; 
    • A copy of current military or government orders. 
Special Instructions

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that we have accepted your form at a USCIS lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the first page of your petition. 

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