Case: Conditional Resident Status in Error – Correction to Lawful Permanent Resident Status

Case Conclusion Date: May 16, 2013

Outcome: Client’s status corrected to Lawful Permanent Resident Status

Description: Client was married to a United States citizen in her home country of Ethiopia.  At the time she attended and was granted her immigrant visa based on her marriage to her U.S. citizen spouse, it was over 2 years since the date of her marriage.  She was provided with a conditional permanent resident immigrant visa.  She subsequently entered the U.S. and received a conditional permanent resident card which was valid for two years.

Client came to our office after filing an I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Resident status which was rejected for improper filing.  Attorney Alan Dobson reviewed the Client’s documents and determined that she was incorrectly admitted to the U.S. as a conditional permanent resident.  Attorney Dobson explained this to the Client, and advised that she file an I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card to correct the error.

Client was within two months of the improper conditional resident status expiring and Attorney Dobson advised that the client schedule an INFOPass to request the local USCIS officer stamp her passport with an I-551 stamp evidencing her correct lawful permanent resident status.  Attorney Dobson attended the INFOPass appointment and explained the error to the officer who had the error corrected in the USCIS system, and stamped the Client’s passport with the I-551 lawful permanent resident status stamp valid for one year while she awaited her I-90 application to be processed.

Client’s correct lawful permanent resident status was thus corrected.