Per the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Adjustment of Status is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status (also known as applying for a Green Card) when you are already present in the United States. This means that you may get a Green Card without having to return to your home country to complete visa processing.
How do I get an Adjustment of Status?
- Determine what immigrant category you fit under so that you can determine if you are eligible to apply for a Green Card. The requirements for Adjustment of Status are different depending on the immigration category you apply under. There are eight Green Card eligibility categories:
- Special immigrant
- Refugee or Asylee
- Human trafficking and crime victims
- Victims of abuse
How long does an Adjustment of Status take?
In general it takes 8-14 months for the entire process. We know the process and the wait can be agonizing. This is why it is very important to hire an experienced and qualified immigration attorney to guide you through the process and to make sure the application, interview and appointment are all handled correctly and in a timely fashion.
What should I do if want to apply for Adjustment of Status?
If you are ready to apply for lawful permanent status in the United States please call our Adjustment of Status lawyers today. We can help you determine what category you qualify under, as well as your sponsor petition, application and interview. It is very important that you complete these steps correctly and on time to ensure your application as the best chance at success.