The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) offers an individual two primary processes to permanent resident status (a green card). An individual who is the beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition and has an immigrant visa number immediately available may apply at a U.S. Department of State consulate abroad for an immigrant visa in order to come to the United States and be admitted as a permanent resident (green card holder). This process is referred to as “consular processing.”
At Saltrese & deSeguin llc, our immigration attorneys have experience with counseling clients about the consular process, assisting with the documentation and applications required, and with prosecuting waivers that may be required to obtain approval for your consular visa application.
Adjustment of status is an alternate process by which an eligible person, who is already in the United States, can apply for permanent resident (green card) status without having to return to his/her home country to complete processing. To adjust status in the United States, an I-485 is filed with the appropriate USCIS office. Many legal requirements limit who is eligible to apply for adjustment of status. When a person who does not meet the requirements to adjust status in the United States mistakenly submits an I-485 application, the most likely result is that he or she will be denied the green card/permanent residence AND PLACED IN REMOVAL / DEPORTATION PROCEEDINGS. A knowledgeable immigration lawyer can explain the eligibility requirements to you and can advise you on whether you are eligible to apply for a green card / adjustment of status in the United States.
The knowledgeable immigration lawyers at the immigration law firm of Saltrese & DeSeguin llc are experienced in representing immigrants applying for a green card / adjustment of status in the United States. Avoid costly mistakes.
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