|Adjustment of Status|
Adjustment of Status
The application for the Adjustment of Status is submitted by any foreign national, already is US, who wish to become permanent resident and thus file a petition to legally acquire the “permanent resident” status in US. It must be kept in mind that only individuals who are presently living in US on a temporary visa are allowed to file their application in this respect.This is acomprehensive application process that consists of forms and application fees and thus the applicant must patiently handle all the procedures involved and be ready to bear all the money needed to process the application.
Following are the benefits of Adjustment of Status:
Even before the application of the Adjustment of Status is accepted, it is important for the applicant to qualify. There are several grounds which are considered to know if the applicant has qualified for getting the visa or not. It is important that the immigrant petition is approved by the USCIS. Also it is seen that whether the applicant holds a number which is availed by the Department of Homeland Security or not. If both are not found that than it takes months are years before an individual may be able to adjust status to become a lawful permanent resident.
Generally following foreign nationals are considered to qualify for the Adjustment of Status:
A medical examination, affidavit of support (if required), an approval from the immigration office, and a copy of the applicant's passport, are the documents which must be presented by the applicant with his application. In case of marriages, an interview has to be conducted. In cases of applications based on employment and family ties, the interview is a must and the application has to go through it without a choice. It is important to present the proof of family ties for applications based upon family relationships. Once the Adjustment of Status is approved, the Green Card is mailed to the applicant within a couple of months.
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|Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 08:35|
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