Adjustment of Status

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Adjustment of status is an immigration process used by certain intending immigrants who can complete the entire green card application process while physically present in the United States. Not all green card applicants are eligible to participate in the adjustment of status process. Adjustment of status is typically used by one who is being sponsored for a green card by an immediate relative, such as spouse, parent or child or an employment-based visa applicant who is lawfully present in the US. After filing the adjustment of status package, applicants typically attend an interview prior to green card approval.

Adjustment of Status on the Visa Waiver Program (VWP)

By |June 29th, 2011|Adjustment of Status (AOS)|

Last year I wrote about the dangers of applying for adjustment of status if you had overstayed the visa waiver program. I'm happy to report that adjustment of status green card processing for VWP participants has undergone some positive changes in the past few months. Prior to 2009, spouses, parents and children of US Citizens [...]

Adjustment of Status v. Consular Processing

By |March 23rd, 2010|Adjustment of Status (AOS)|

Once an immediate relative of a US citizen or lawful permanent resident has an immigrant visa available to them, he or she must decide whether to obtain the green card via the adjustment of status process, or via consular processing. Each of the options has advantages and drawbacks. Thus, an immigration lawyer should be consulted [...]

Adjustment of status work authorization (I-765)

By |February 25th, 2010|Adjustment of Status (AOS)|

USCIS recently announced a change in the processing of form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) that is commonly used by green card attorneys during the adjustment of status immigration process, including when submitting an application for a green card through marriage. Green card applicants do not automatically have the right to work in the United [...]

The dangers of failing to apply for a green card

By |November 14th, 2009|Green Card|

Foreign nationals who wait patiently, sometimes for several years, for a US green card to become available to them would probably not believe that some aliens do not complete the green card application process when one is readily available. But it does happen. These eligible aliens often are already in the US and put off [...]