Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of Status (AOS) is the process through which an individual in the United States can apply for a green card to become a lawful permanent resident. This process allows individuals who are already in the U.S. on a temporary visa or another immigration status to change their status to permanent residency without having to leave the country.
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Adjustment of Status Process
The Adjustment of Status process can be complex and involves several steps:
- File the I-485 Form: The first step is to file the I-485 form, which is the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. This form requires the applicant to provide biographical and other personal information, as well as documentation to prove eligibility.
- Biometrics Appointment: Once the I-485 is filed, the applicant will be scheduled for a biometrics appointment to provide fingerprints, a photograph, and a signature.
- Interview: Depending on the category of eligibility, the applicant may be required to attend an interview with a USCIS officer. During the interview, the officer will ask questions to verify the application information and determine eligibility.
- Decision: After the interview, USCIS will make a decision on the application. If approved, the applicant will receive their green card in the mail.
Common Issues With Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of Status can be a complex process, and there are several common issues that can arise during the process:
If an applicant has certain criminal convictions, immigration violations, or other issues, they may be deemed inadmissible and not eligible for Adjustment of Status.
Applicants are required to undergo a medical exam to determine if they have any communicable diseases. If an applicant has a disease that is deemed a threat to public health, they may be deemed inadmissible.
If an applicant’s job situation changes during the Adjustment of Status process, it can affect their eligibility for a green card.
Our experienced immigration attorneys have experience with these common issues and can help you work through any problems that may arise throughout the adjustment of status process.
How Taylor & Associates Law P.C. Can Help
Navigating the Adjustment of Status process can be challenging, and having experienced legal representation can make all the difference. Taylor & Associates Law P.C. has a team of skilled immigration attorneys who can help guide you through the process. Our services include:
- Eligibility Assessment: We can evaluate your eligibility for Adjustment of Status and help you determine which category best fits your situation.
- Application Preparation: Our attorneys can assist in preparing the I-485 form and all other required documentation, ensuring that your application is complete and accurate.
- Communication With USCIS: We will communicate with USCIS on your behalf, addressing any issues or concerns that may arise during the Adjustment of Status process.
- Interview Preparation: If an interview is required, our attorneys can help you prepare, ensuring that you are ready to answer questions and provide any necessary information.
- Appeals and Waivers: If your application is denied, our attorneys can help you appeal the decision or apply for a waiver if possible.
Contact Our NYC Immigration Lawyer for Assistance
Adjustment of Status can be a complex process, but with the help of experienced immigration lawyers, you can increase your chances of success. At Taylor & Associates Law P.C., we are dedicated to helping individuals achieve their immigration goals. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our Adjustment of Status services.
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