If you wish to apply for permanent residency on behalf of yourself or a family member while you are present in the United States, a process called adjustment of status will apply. If you are currently outside the U.S., you would need to obtain your visa while abroad through a method called consular processing.
What can you expect when adjusting your status to become a permanent resident? Will a visa be available to you right away, or will you need to wait? You probably have a lot of questions. Fortunately, our attorneys at Gorton Law LLC have the answers you need. We know the ins and outs of adjustment of status matters and can advise you and guide you through to as swift and beneficial a resolution as possible.
Every case is different, but there are several basic steps that must take place for an adjustment of status to occur. The following adjustment of status process applies to family-based green cards:
During each of these steps, our team at stands ready to help you. Our lawyers serve Boston and the surrounding areas in Massachusetts, including Everett, North Boston, and Medford.
There is an unlimited number of visas available for immediate family members of U.S. citizens. This includes spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents. Other family-sponsored visas are available in limited quantities. Availability will depend on preference and your priority date, which is the date that your relative filed an immigrant petition on your behalf. You may need to wait to file until a visa is available.
Adjustment of status proceedings, like all immigration matters, can be difficult to handle. That is why our attorneys are here – to ease you through while protecting your interests. With our experience and our resolve to help you achieve your goal of becoming a permanent resident, we are confident that we can assist you.