What is Adjustment of Status for Immigration?
Adjustment of status is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status (also known as applying for a Green Card) when you are present in the United States. This means that you may get a Green Card without having to return to your home country to complete visa processing. Form I-485 is used for adjustment of status.
But before you file the form, it is extremely important that you consult with an experienced attorney to determine whether you are qualified for adjustment of status. One of the most common ways ICE puts people into deportation is when they file an application that gets denied and then deportation starts.
People either get their green card from adjusting status inside the U.S. or getting an Immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate and immigrating to the U.S. (also known as consular processing). After entering, USCIS mails their green card to them.
If you think adjustment of status is the right path for you, call MARTIN LAW to talk with an attorney for free.