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The rationale behind the conditional residency requirement is to prevent non-U. citizens from entering into fraudulent marriages in order to obtain a green card. The USCIS requires married couples to show that their marriage is still intact two years later in order to curtail such abuse. Be careful though, as the Canadian citizen risks losing his/her residency if the couple forgets to remove the condition within the appropriate timeframe.Once the application for removal of the condition is removed, the Canadian citizen becomes a full-fledged U. So remember to mark the one-year and nine-month date of receiving conditional residency on your calendar.
Furthermore, aside from the obvious ethical considerations, an immigration petition based on a fake marriage is very unlikely to be approved by USCIS.If USCIS issues conditional residency (2-year green card), the couple will have to jointly apply for permanent residency (10-year green card) within the 90-day window prior to the expiration of the conditional green card. citizen in June 2017 and he received his conditional green card on July 1, 2018.As with the initial application, the couple must provide evidence demonstrating their ongoing bona fide marriage. He and his wife must apply to remove the condition of his residency sometime between April 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020. citizens simply to get a green card in order to stay and work in the country.The reality is that I have enough difficulty getting USCIS to approve petitions based on marriages that are truly genuine.Anyone thinking of trying to get a green card based on a fake marriage would do well to remember a line from Mickey Rourke’s character in the film Body Heat, which I once heard paraphrased by a Boston Immigration Judge: “when you commit a major crime, you got fifty ways you can screw up, and if you can think of 25 of them you’re a genius, and, counselor, you ain’t no genius.” No matter how smart you think you are, USCIS is smarter.