This is a repost from my website efilipinowomen.com. Just want to share it to more people who do not know their rights. This is additional knowledge about the green card process in the United States.
After you get married (k1/fiance visa) and apply for a Permanent Residence, you receive a 2 yr conditional green card. All of us are expecting that our marriage will be forever and hopefully it will. But you should know that you can build your own life in the USA even if your marriage has to end.
A fiance who contacted me asked: Can I stay in the US if I get a divorce after getting the two year conditional green card? The answer is yes.
A fiance gets married and she applies for the adjustment of status/conditional green card through the USCIS. She gets her 2 year conditional green card. And after 2 years she must apply for 10 year green card. Once you apply for the 10 year conditional green card she can apply alone (divorced) as long as she can prove that her marriage/relationship was real.
YESSSSSS. You can.
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After dumating dito, kung k1 fiance visa holder, mag apply kayo ng Permanent residence or green card. Mag sesend ang USCIS ng interview appointment para pumunta sa interview kasama ang US citizen na asawa. Tapos nyan i send nila ang green card through mail. Sa point na ito kung hindi mag work ang marriage pwede kayong magpatuloy ng mag isa.
After 2 years, kailangan ulit mg send ng form I I751 to remove the conditions ng green card at para makuha ang 10 year green card kasunod ang US citizenship. May nag message sa akin na member din rito. Hindi sya tinatrato ng maayos ng kanyang asawa. Nung na mention nyang makipag divorce, tinakot sya na hindi sya makakakuha ng 10 year green card nya kung makikipag diborsyo sya.
Totoo ba na madedeport tayo kung nakipaghiwalay kapag natanggap na ang green card? Hindi Yan totoo. Kung abusuhin kayo ng asawa huwag matakot!!!! Pwede pa rin kayong maging US citizen kahit wala na ang asawa. I secure nyo lang ang pagpakasal at unang process ng pagkuha ng green card. Yung 2 year conditional green card. Pag nakuha nyo na ang green card at kung hindi maganda ang pagsasama nyo or hindi kayo tinatrato ng maayos ng inyong mga asawa hindi nyo kailangan mag stay sa ganyang sitwasyon.