Welcome to our tip of the week, today we are going to talk about applying for your green card through the adjustment of status.
We are going to discuss what it is, who can apply for it, what are the requirements, and how the process goes once you requested it.
Welcome to our tip of the week, today we are going to talk about the green card with adjustment of status.
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.
First, to apply for the adjustment of status, you need to be eligible for one of the Green Card Eligibility Categories. Most cases fall under:
- Green Card through Family
- As a Special Immigrant;
- Through Refugee or Asylee Status;
- For Human Trafficking and Crime Victims; or
- For Victims of Abuse
The Application Process
The process for the green card with the adjustment of status goes like this:
- Background check
- Gather your documents
- Prepare and mail I-485, I-765, and I-130 (assuming this is a family-based petition)
- USCIS receives packages and sends receipts
- USCIS schedules biometrics appointment
- You receive a work permit
- Medical Exam
- USCIS schedules an interview
- Receive green card
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