Legal Guidance and Assistance for Your Adjustment of Status
The Winterberg Law Firm, P.C. has years of experience helping individuals adjust their status of citizenship.
We are here to review your eligibility, prepare the application, and ensure all supporting documents are included to avoid unnecessary delays. When you choose to work with the Winterberg Law Firm, P.C., you can expect honest, meticulous legal service. We understand the many woes that come with legal processes such as adjustment of status. For this reason, we will keep you informed regarding the status of your case, every step of the way. More importantly, we are available to be present in interviews you may have scheduled with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Give us a call to schedule a consultation, today.
Are You Eligible?
In order to be eligible for an immigrant visa, you must fall under an “immediate relative” category such as spouse, parent, or unmarried child under 21 of a U.S. citizen. You may also be eligible if you are in the “preference category” as well, however, a visa may not be immediately available to you. Depending on if you fit the criteria, then you’ll be able to apply for an immigrant visa. If you don’t want to wait, you may also apply for the green card immediately. If you are currently present in the United States, you may be eligible for adjustment of status. Additionally, the applicant must have been inspected, admitted, or paroled into the United States.
Federal Adjustment of Status Laws: The 90-Day Rule
Upon receiving your visa, you will face the scrutiny of the 90-day rule from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This rule is used to determine whether green card applicants misled government officials when they were granted a visa or admittance into the country.
The details of this rule stipulate that temporary visa holders who marry or apply for a green card within 90 days of arriving in the United States are automatically presumed to have misinterpreted their original intentions, thus misleading government officials during the application process. We understand how confusing this may seem which is why our law firm is here to help. With a watchful eye on your case, the Winterberg Law Firm, P.C. can ensure that you do not miss a deadline that can cause you to lose your immigration status.
How a Work Permit Can Benefit Your Life
A work permit takes at least three months to get processed. This work permit is a tremendous asset, since in the meantime while you wait for your interview notice to be sent, you can potentially start to develop your resume and earn income. You can apply for a work permit and it is included with your Adjustment of Status cost to USCIS and your cost to the Winterberg Law Firm, P.C.
Adjustment of Status Timeline
Adjusting your status, like most government-based applications, will take some time. After filing and submitting the Form I-485 (Application to Adjust Status) and related forms, your I-485 processing time can take anywhere from eight to fourteen months. The USCIS will initially respond by mailing a Notice of Action, Form I-797C, which usually takes about two to three weeks after filing. The basis of your application (family, employment, asylum) will be a significant factor in how quickly your files and documents are processed.
Adjustment of Status FAQs
Yes. Applicants must present proof of vaccination against mumps, measles, rubella, polio, tetanus, pertussis, influenza type B, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, varicella, rotavirus, meningococcal, and pneumococcal.
Yes. Fingerprints for adjustment purposes are to be conducted by the USCIS or by a designated state or local law enforcement agency (LEA).
You can file these applications with the service center simultaneously as part of the I-485 application.
Get Legal Help with Your Status to Stay in the U.S.
Immigration laws are notorious for being complicated, but that doesn’t mean you have to go through the process on your own. The Winterberg Law Firm, P.C. is here to help applicants ensure they are eligible to remain in the U.S. and to prepare them for potential challenges. Contact us today to learn more.