Adjustment of Status
- IMMIGRATION FAQs (HOME PAGE)
- ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
- NON-IMMIGRANT VISAS AND EXTENSIONS
- THE POPULAR H-1B VISA
- HELP FOR THE EMPLOYER-GREEN CARDS
- HELP FOR THE EMPLOYER– VISAS
- HELP FOR THE EMPLOYEE
- BRINGING YOUR FIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES
- UNITED STATES CITIZEN PETITION FOR IMMEDIATE RELATIVE
- FROM PERMANENT RESIDENT TO UNITED STATES CITIZEN
- HOT TOPIC– THE J-1 VISA
- PRIORITY DATES AND THE NEW ANNOUNCEMENT
1) PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
If you would like to adjust your status in the United you have to currently be residing in the United States. If you are not currently residing in the United States then you will need to go through the U.S. Consulate abroad.2) ENTERED INTO THE UNITED STATES LEGALLY
In order to file for adjustment of status you must have entered the United States legally. This means you were Inspected and admitted into the United States lawfully.3) NO CHANGE IN CIRCUMSTANCES
If any circumstances warranting your lawful entrance into the United Sates have changed you may not be eligible to file for an adjustment of status.4) STATUTORY BARS TO ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS
An individual could be barred from adjustment of status for one of the following reasons:
- UNAUTHORIZED EMPLOYMENT IN THE UNITED STATES: The individual was employed while residing in the United States without lawful permission.
- NO LONGER IN LAWFUL STATUS: The individual does not have lawful status at the time they filed for adjustment of status
- FAILED TO MAINTAIN LAWFUL STATUS: The individual failed to continuously maintain their lawful status since lawful entry into the United States.
Several documents will be needed to file for Adjustment of Status. An individual will need to file an adjustment of status application along with required documents. The required list of Documents will vary on case-by-case bases. Bellow you will find the common documents that are usually required:
- I-485 Application
- Form I-693 and supplement (Medical Exam Report)
- Photographs (two Identical color photographs)
- Copy of Your I-94
- Copy of You visas
- Copy of your passport
- Evidence of Financial Support (either the individual or sponsor):
- W-2 Forms
- Tax return forms
- Employment verification from your employer
While we previously handled immigration cases, we still provide some general immigration information on our web site for assistance to the general public. This is no substitute for consulting with an immigration attorney about your specific facts and/or case which we highly recommend, especially since some laws, rules and procedures may change at any time and web site pages are not intended to provide legal advice and are not always updated. Thus, we urge you to consult with an immigration attorney now and if you need any assistance in finding one please contact our law offices now for help.
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