Jacksonville Adjustment of Status Attorney
Becoming a Lawful Permanent Resident of the U.S.
Adjustment of status is the process used by people to change their immigration status, typically to a lawful permanent resident, after they are already in the United States. The eligibility for an adjustment of status varies, depending on each person’s situation.
Because this area of law is so complex and frequently changing, it is important to get advice from a knowledgeable immigration attorney. At Weldon Law Group, PLLC, our Jacksonville adjustment of status lawyer, Attorney Ian Weldon, can help determine if you are eligible to change your immigration status and obtain a green card.
Eligibility for Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of status offers a range of potential benefits, such as getting a social security card, authorization for employment in the United States, and the ability to obtain a driver’s license. There are several possible ways to obtain lawful permanent resident status (also known as getting a green card), and we can help you determine the best course of action for achieving your immigration goals.
Adjustment of status is just one way to obtain lawful permanent resident status and is available to those already living in the U.S. Obtaining lawful permanent resident status may also be possible through:
- Family-based immigration
- Employment-based immigration
- Investor visas
- The Diversity Visa lottery
- Special categories
The first step in the process is determining eligibility for a green card. Eligibility depends on how an individual entered the United States, as well as his or her current immigration status. Our adjustment of status attorney in Jacksonville has extensive knowledge of immigration law and over 12 years of legal experience. He can guide you through the adjustment of status process and help you determine the course of action that is in your best interests.
The Adjustment of Status Application
In order to have your immigration status adjusted, you must be eligible and meet all legal requirements, have a petitioner file a petition, and file an application for adjustment of status. The required application, forms, and documentation vary depending on the category you are using, such as family-based or employment-based immigration.
Our firm can help you navigate the application process and ensure that all required documentation is included to facilitate the process and avoid delays.
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