Adjustment of status is the method a foreign national can use to become a lawful permanent resident while they are currently living in the U.S. This process in an alternative method to obtaining an immigrant visa, which is usually done through a U.S. consulate while the individual is abroad. This is referred to as consular processing.
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Depending on processing times at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, adjustment of status can be more effective and the preferred option for immigrants for several reasons:
If you are an immigration who is seeking to adjust your status, certain requirements must be met before filing an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485).
To be eligible for adjustment of status you must:
Exceptions to this is if you entered the U.S. as an abused spouse or child per the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
If you are eligible for adjustment of status via family or employer petition, then you may start your green card application. Below is a guideline on the application process, however, it is important to speak with an adjustment of status lawyer beforehand. At Arnaout Immigration Law Firm, our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles are backed by years of experience and are prepared to guide you or answer any of your questions during the process.
After your application is approved, you will receive a permanent resident card or green card in the mail. If it is not approved, you will receive a decline letter that explains why it was denied and whether you may appeal the decision.
If you need to adjust your status for family or employment in the U.S., turn to Arnaout Immigration Law. Our immigration attorneys in Los Angeles have years of experience and are ready to help you. Start by requesting a consultation at (818) 276-9900. Do not hesitate to reach out! We offer services in English, Arabic, Cebuano, Spanish, and Tagalog.
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