Immigration Fact of the Week Feb. 15

Adjustment of StatusQuestion:

What is Adjustment of Status?

Answer:

Adjustment of Status is when a person changes his status from temporary to permanent resident while remaining in the United States.

Adjustment of Status is the process that allows eligible individuals to stay in the United States while they change to permanent resident status and obtain their Green Card. What this means is that unlike most foreign-nationals, people eligible for Adjustment of Status do not have to return to their home country to complete the process. An example of people eligible for Adjustment of Status are those who entered temporarily to the U.S. with a visa of dual intent.

Adjustment of Status can be filed with Form I-485.

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