Adjustment of Status

Austin Adjustment of Status Lawyer

What is Adjustment of Status?

Adjustment of status is the process of applying for lawful permanent residency when you are already present inside the United States. Under this process, you can apply for a green card without having to leave the U.S.

At Zavala Law, PLLC, our Austin adjustment of status attorney provides experienced legal help in handling this process. Together with over 34 years of experience our team has helped hundreds of individuals obtain green cards through the adjustment of status process.

Zavala Law, PLLC primarily practices immigration law; that means we have a deep understanding of the statutes, their evolving nature, immigration procedures, and the challenges you face when undergoing the immigration process.

You may encounter many obstacles and contingencies as your case moves through the system. Our legal team is familiar with them all and can help monitor your progress, resolve problems, and avoid any pitfalls.

Want to get started with your adjustment of status? Phone us at (512) 488-3970 or request your consultation online.

Requesting a Green Card Through an Adjustment of Status

In order to adjust your status from a nonimmigrant to a green card holder, you must be eligible to apply under one of the many categories provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

These categories include:

  • You are the immediate relative or other family member of a U.S. citizen.
  • You are the relative of a current lawful permanent resident (green card holder).
  • You are the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or the fiancé(e)’s child.
  • You are the widow(er) of a U.S. citizen.
  • You are an immigrant worker or professional.
  • You are the victim of battery or extreme cruelty.
  • You are a victim of human trafficking or a crime.
  • You are a special immigrant, such as a religious worker, juvenile needing protection, international broadcaster, or other immigrant that falls into this specialized category.

Under these categories, the adjustment of status process may vary. However, in most categories, you will need to file two forms. These include an immigrant petition as well as a green card application. Another person will generally need to file the petition on your behalf; this is the person who will be sponsoring you or petitioning for you through the process. Sponsors commonly include family members or an employer for those who are immigrant workers or professionals. In some cases, depending on the category, you may be able to file the forms yourself.

Your immigrant petition must generally be approved by the USCIS before you can submit your application for a green card. Only when a visa becomes available in your category will you be able to file the form for a green card.

Once that process occurs, your next steps will involve appearing for an appointment with an immigration official who will interview you and verify all of your documentation followed by an appointment for obtaining your biometrics, such as your photograph, fingerprints, and signature.

Talk to our attorney about your case today. Call (512) 488-3970 or contact here.

Let Our Adjustment of Status Lawyer in Austin Help You

The critical first step in this process is to determine your eligibility for a green card. Individuals who have been convicted of certain crimes commonly are not eligible. The process may give rise to other obstacles and technicalities as well. All of this means that in order to be sure that you qualify, it is best to work with an immigration attorney who understands all aspects of the process. Our firm is here to ensure that your adjustment of status process is undertaken professionally and thoroughly to minimize any problems, stops, or other challenges. Let us use our extensive knowledge and experience to help you.

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