Adjustment of Status a process that allows eligible individuals to obtain permanent resident status (Green Card) in the United States; rather than having to return to your original home country in to obtain an immigrant visa. Attorney Ayesha Chaudry can work with you and guide you with your adjustment of status if you live in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and throughout the United States.
If you are not in the United States, Attorney Chaudry can assist you with consular processing.
U.S. immigration laws contain several ways people can apply permanent residency (Green Card). In terms of adjustment of status immigration laws and regulations utilizes various factors and criteria in determining an individual’s eligibility for adjustment of status, depending on the category a person is applying under.
Below are some immigration forms/petitions/applications that may be required or involved in Connection with an adjustment of status process.
● Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status)
● Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative)
● Form I-140 (Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker)
● Form 1-730 (Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition)
● Form I-589 (Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal)
● Form I-360 (Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er). or Special Immigrant)
● Form I-526 (Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur)
● Form I-918 (Petition of U Nonimmigrant Status)
● Form I-929 (Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Non-immigrant)
In some cases, you will be required to already have an immigrant petition approved in order to file a Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status); however, in some cases, you are allowed to file this form concurrently with the immigrant petition or while. The petition is pending approval. Please speak to your attorney to get more information on concurrent filings.
If you are eligible for an adjustment of status and are already in the United States, you are able to file Form I-485.
Application Support Center
In general, after filing form I-485, you may be fingerprinted by the U.S government. If fingerprints are required of you, USICS will schedule you for biometrics at your local Application Support Center (the ASC). The appointment notice you receive will give you the time, date and the location for your appointment. Your biometrics are used to verify your identity, and background and security checks will be required.
The Adjustment of Status Interview Process
In general, you may be required to appear for an interview before USCIS. If an interview is required before USCIS, your interview will be scheduled and you will receive a notice with the date, time, and location for your interview. During the interview, the interviewing USCIS officer will review your case and make a decision on your case.
The adjustment of status process can often be lengthy and challenging for clients, it is best to work with an attorney familiar U.S immigration laws. Attorney Ayesha Chaudry has offices Norwalk, CT, and New York City. For additional assistance with your immigration matters.
Please contact our office.