Adjustment of Status Applications
“Adjustment of status” refers to the process of becoming a lawful permanent resident (LPR) while staying within the United States. When an individual is not presently in the United States, they go through “consular processing” to obtain their visa and LPR status. However, when an individual is presently in the United States, they can adjust their status to that of a LPR if they meet the conditions outlined below.
Adjustment of status under Section 245 of the INA
Adjustment of status is typically available under §245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Under 245, an individual must meet the following requirements to adjust their status to that of an LPR:
- The individual must have been “inspected and admitted or paroled” into the United States
- The individual must be eligible for a visa and for admission to permanent residence
- An immigrant visa must be immediately available to the individual
The adjustment of status application requires careful preparation and must be supported by a variety of financial documents. There are numerous factors that must be considered when one seeks to adjust their status to that of an LPR. The assistance of an attorney can be immeasurably advantageous since the adjustment of status application requires careful attention to detail. The attorneys at Randhawa Hundal LLP are abundantly prepared to represent you throughout the adjustment of status process.
Call Randhawa Hundal LLP today to speak with an attorney regarding your adjustment of status application. The firm is located in Roseville, CA. We offer assistance with family-based and employment-based immigration matters. We also offer assistance with family-sponsored immigrant visa petitions and naturalization applications. We offer competitive rates and a quick turnaround time. We have great reviews and pride ourselves on providing our clients with the highest quality of service.