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Updated: 
January 30, 2018

If the battered spouse or child waiver is approved, what will my immigration status be?

If the battered spouse or child waiver is approved, the condition in your conditional permanent residence will be removed.1 That means you will have legal permanent residence and you will be able to remain in the US lawfully as long as you follow relevant immigration laws.2 Removing the condition in your conditional permanent residence is required so that you do not lose your permanent residence status and become removable (deportable) from the US.3

1 INA § 216(c)(3)(B)
2USCIS website – Green Card (Permanent Residence)
3 INA § 216(c)(2)