Category: Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status Timeline

The adjustment of status for permanent residency in the US can be claimed depending to the type of visa you had applied for. You cannot become a permanent resident using any of the non-immigrant visa categories though you can get a permanent resident using an immigrant visa. Generally, you can become a permanent resident based […]

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False Claim to U.S. Citizenship

A recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals has put a light on the dangers of falsely claiming United States Citizenship. INA Section 212(a)(6)(C)(ii) states that any alien who falsely represents themselves to a U.S. citizen for any purpose or benefit will be inadmissible into the United States and removed from the United […]

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DACA and a Path to Permanent Residency

by | May 14, 2015 | Adjustment of Status

In the United States, there are millions of children and young adults who were brought over to the United States illegally when they were young. Until recently, most of these young adults did not have a means of getting a driver’s license, work permit, or government identification. They were essentially living ghosts in society. Young […]

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Differences between Visa Processing and Adjustment of Status

There are two methods for a foreign national to become a U.S. Permanent Resident. The foreign national can go through Visa Processing through a U.S. consulate abroad or through Adjustment of Status in the United States. This article will go through some of main differences between Visa Processing and Adjustment of Status. Maintenance of Lawful […]

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Adjustment of Status: Its Requirements and Processes

Adjustment of Status is the process of converting your K-1 or K-3 spouse to a U.S. permanent resident. The process begins with organizing your supporting documents. They can be placed into these categories.

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I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

An I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record needs to be completed by a registered United States Civil Surgeon prior to submitting an application for adjustment of status from a non-immigrant status to a U.S. permanent resident. Registered Civil Surgeons can be located at the USCIS website. There is an exemption for applicants who […]

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Upon approval of the K1 visa, is my fiancé required to leave Thailand immediately?

The holder of a US K1 visa can travel to the US anytime within the validity period of the visa. In general, the K1 visa requires the holder to leave within the first six months from the visa approval. This also means that the holder can wait to make travel arrangements and set a date […]

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How to Apply for an Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status is the procedure for becoming a U.S. permanent resident without the leaving the U.S. The adjustment of status is a different procedure from the method of applying for permanent residence along from abroad. Thus, if you apply for a CR1 or IR1 visa you do not need to file for adjustment of […]

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Timeline of Adjustment of Status

It depends on what kind of visa you have. You cannot become a permanent resident based on a tourist visa or most other non-immigrant visas. In general, you can become a permanent resident based on a family member or employer’s sponsorship or your status as a refugee.

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Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status is the legal step of applying for permanent residency (also known as a green card) in the U.S. and changing your legal status in the U.S. from a visitor to a legal permanent resident. This is done via Form I-485 the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

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