Adjustment of Status (AOS) Immigration Case
Adjustment of status (AOS) is the immigration process an individual can use to apply for Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status while present in the United States. For individuals outside the United States, they must apply for LPR status through the consular process. Individuals may be ineligible to adjust status if they entered the United States without authorization.
To be eligible for adjustment of status, the individual must first be eligible for one of the LPR or “Green Card” categories:
- Refugee or asylee status
- Human trafficking victim
- Victim of abuse
- Special immigrant status
- Other categories
Eligibility for Adjustment of Status (AOS)
An individual who is eligible to file for adjustment of status must first have an approved petition. Certain individuals may file the petition to adjust status concurrently with the petition for alien relatives.
The form used to adjust status is the Form I-485. This includes questions about personal information, immigration history, application type or immigration category, and eligibility or inadmissibility grounds.
After filing Form I-485, the applicant will receive a notice for a biometrics photo and fingerprint appointment at a local Application Support Center (ASC). The biometrics are used to verify identity and conduct background and security checks.
If an interview is required, the applicant will be scheduled for an interview to answer questions at a USCIS office. The USCIS will then issue a written decision to approve or deny the application.
If you are considering applying for adjustment of status, please call our office to book a consultation with the attorney we will be happy to assist you.
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