Adjustment of Status
If you’re lawfully present in the United States, and you want to apply for a green card, or a different visa type, you might be eligible to apply for an adjustment of status. You can apply for this adjustment with United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) while remaining in the United States.
With the help of an experienced immigration attorney, an adjustment of status can save you time, money, and legal trouble.
In most cases, you need to have lawful immigration status in order to apply for an adjustment of status, as well as the following other requirements:
- You’re eligible for the green card or visa you’re applying for
- You’re physically present in the United States (with lawful immigration status)
- Your priority date is current if you’re in a “preference category” for a green card
- If you have a K-1 visa (fiance visa), you’ve married your spouse since getting the visa
- If you were granted asylum or refugee status, you’ve been in the U.S. for one year
A typical adjustment of status can take anywhere between 8 to 14 months. But with the advice of an experienced Port St. Lucie immigration attorney, we will work to make sure that this months-long process goes as smoothly as possible.