Getting a Green Card with an Adjustment of Status Lawyer
A person in the U.S. may be eligible to file for permanent residency if they meet certain requirements. Learn how to apply for an adjustment of status.
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What Is Adjustment of Status?
Adjustment of status is the process for applying for a green card within the United States. Even if your visa expires before your green card is approved, the adjustment of status process allows you to stay in the United States as your application is being processed. If you are not eligible for adjustment, you must use consular processing.
Eligibility for Adjustment of Status
Not everyone can submit an adjustment of status application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
You need to meet specific requirements before applying to adjust your status. Some of these requirements are:
- You must be physically present in the United States with a valid immigrant visa
- You have a lawful status
- If you’re not filing concurrently, you have an approved I-140 or I-130 form
- You have a visa number for your green card application type
- You’re on a valid K-1 fiancé visa and married to a US-based spouse
- It has been over a year since the USCIS granted you asylum or refugee status.
- You meet all the Immigration and Nationality Act requirements under Section 245(i)
Depending on your visa type and circumstances, there are different forms and procedures you might have to undertake. This is why it is a good idea to have a Boyton Beach immigration lawyer guide you through the process.
How an Adjustment of Status Lawyer Can Help You
If you would like to adjust your immigration status, contact the Law Offices of Leonelba Martinez. As someone who has filed numerous immigration petitions, Leonelba Martinez knows all the forms you need to submit, and she can quickly detect errors and correct them.
Our firm can assist you with the adjustment of status process by:
Identifying the immigrant category that best matches your reason for adjusting your status
Obtaining the necessary forms for an immigration petition and checking your visa availability
Ensuring the forms are filled out correctly and filed on your behalf
Attending any USCIS appointments and interviews and responding to inquiries from USCIS
Assisting you with appeals in the event your application was denied
Let us guide you through the process of adjusting your immigration status. We are happy to help you throughout your immigration journey. Call us now to get started.
How Much Does an Adjustment of Status Lawyer Charge for Their Services?
The immigration attorney fee for your adjustment of status depends on the law firm you choose. Your immigration attorney might charge you a flat fee or an hourly rate. If there is a possibility that your application process will take a long time, go for a flat fee. The attorney fee is in addition to any administrative fees, such as the filing fee.
Why Do You Need Adjustment of Status Attorney?
Your adjustment of status application can get complicated with various requirements of the immigration law. You can even be denied your adjustment of status. When this happens, an immigration lawyer can help you work out what went wrong and whether you can make a file a new application.
An immigration lawyer can help you with every aspect of your adjustment of status, from complete visa processing to immigration petition to attaining lawful permanent resident status. We maintain an excellent attorney-client relationship, helping with all your needs.