If I got my green card through my husband and it’s valid for 10 years and is under E27 category, will there be any effect on my card if I now divorce?

Asked on November 5, 2014 under Immigration Law, Michigan


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Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No, if you choose to divorce, the divorce should not impact on your green card status since your status is not conditional.  You will retain your permanent resident status even if you go through with the divorce proceedings.  However, you would be well advised to retain documentation about the bona fide nature of your marriage in the event you are questioned about it at a later date, such as at naturalization.

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