ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

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You may be eligible to change your status from nonimmigrant or parolee (temporary) to immigrant (permanent) if: (1) you were inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States; and (2) you are able to meet the qualifications for a green card (permanent residence).

The Adjustment of Status process allows you to get permanent resident status (a green card) without having to return to your home country to complete visa processing.

THE REQUIREMENTS

1. Determine Your Basis to Immigrate

We will work with you to determine if you fit into a specific category that allows you to request an Adjustment of Status.

2. File Your Petition

We will file an immigrant petition on your behalf.

3. File Form I-485

We will help you prepare and submit your request for permanent residence on Form I-485.

4. Security Checks

After you file your application, you have to go to an Application Support Center for biometrics collection. This usually involves having your picture taken, providing your signature and being fingerprinted. This information will be used for your security checks and for eventual creation of a green card, employment authorization (work permit) or advance parole document.

We will assist you as necessary to complete the required security checks.

5. Interview

You will be interviewed under oath regarding your application at a USCIS office. We will help you be fully prepared for this interview.

6. The Decision

After everything is completed, your case will be ready for a decision by USCIS. 

7. Appeal

If your application is denied, we will meet with you to evaluate your appeal rights and options. If an appeal is viable, we will prepare and file an appeal on your behalf.

Consult With Our Team

To discuss how one of our lawyers can assist you with your immigration matter, contact us online or call 601-957-3101.

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