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The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits specific eligible non-immigrant visitors to the United States to apply for a transition to permanent immigrant status through an adjustment of status. For the adjustment of status, the applicant must prove that they were inspected and permitted or paroled into the United States and can satisfy all requirements under the INA.
At Rodriguez-Martin Immigration Law Offices, your immigration attorney will work closely with you to assess your eligibility and determine the most suitable pathway to lawful permanent residency through adjustment of status. Our firm provides complete representation throughout the entire adjustment of status procedure – from the preparation and filing stage through getting final permission.
Adjustment of Status requirements — paperwork, fees, and evidence — depends on the green card you are applying for. Even though green cards give permanent residency, the kind of green card you apply for actually depends on the current visa status.
The eligibility for the green card falls into three categories, with various visas associated with each type.
If you are a member of a U.S. citizen’s immediate family, a lawful resident or a relative of U.S.citizen, or a widow or a fiance of a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible. You may also qualify if you have been a maltreated family member of a U.S. citizen.
Specific work-based immigration visas are eligible.
If you are a special immigrant juvenile, religious worker, or another special qualifying immigrant, you may be eligible for a green card.
If may fall under other eligibility criteria. Your circumstances in the country determine your legal status in the United States, your relationship with your home country, with a U.S.citizen, or your affiliation with a government agency.
An immigrant visa must be filed on your behalf once your immigrant basis has been confirmed. In some instances, you may file the immigrant visa petition simultaneously as the application for adjustment of status.
There must be a visa available in the category you qualify to file for adjustment of status. I can help you verify whether a visa is instantly available to you.
You'll file Form I-485, adjustment of status, once your visa is available. When the document is finalized, you will send the form and evidence to the corresponding filing address.
The USCIS will notify you of a biometrics appointment where your fingerprints and eye screening will be done.
An adjustment of the status interview may be required of you. For the discussion, bring all of your original documentation. An officer will ask you about your green card application under oath.
You may also be required to send in proof if the necessary evidence is missing or out-of-date.
Applying for adjustment of status can be a lengthy process and requires avid attention to detail. Having an expert immigration attorney to help collect evidence, conduct detailed reviews of documents, evaluate individualized timelines, and assist you can make all the difference in applying for your adjustment of status. In addition, the adjustment of the status timeline changes and may take years.
The professional immigration lawyer Rodriguez-Martin is seasoned in green card applications and can lead you each step throughout the entire process. The eligibility for the green card falls into three categories, with various visas associated with each type.
Attorney Rodriguez-Martin was born in Bogota, Colombia. Her paternal grandmother first made the journey to the United States in the 1960s from Colombia and lived in New York City as a single mother struggling to give her son and future grandchildren the opportunities that she never had. These are the same struggles and goals that she sees in the clients that we serve regardless of country of origin, language, gender, religion or background.
She is a graduate of Cardozo Law School. She has been active in the immigrant community since 2002 when she participated in Cardozo’s Immigration Law Clinic. She has worked and volunteered for several organizations helping the immigrant community including Hope’s Door, Immigration Equality, PFLAG of NYC, Bellevue Survivor’s of Torture Program, Kids in Need of Defense, and CEUS Centro Comunitario.
Member of AILA and the National Immigration Litigation Alliance