Adjustment of Status in Virginia
Transitioning to Permanent Resident Status
When a foreign national in the United States goes from being a temporary
visa holder (non-immigrant) to being a permanent resident (immigrant),
this is referred to as an adjustment of status. In order to complete this
immigration status adjustment, the foreign national and his or her sponsor
must fill out the appropriate forms and meet the required criteria for
obtaining a green card. There are many foreign nationals who are able
to get their immigration statuses adjusted without first having to return
to their home countries.
Are you at risk of being deported because you were found to be in the U.S.
illegally, because of a crime on your record or because of another reason?
If so, you may still be able to obtain an adjustment of status by obtaining a form of
removal/deportation relief option.
If you are seeking an adjustment of status, you can turn to our law firm
for assistance. Our Virginia immigration lawyers at Fayad Law, P.C. are
highly knowledgeable in U.S.
immigration law, so you can depend on these legal professionals to guide you through
each step of the adjustment of status process.
What qualifies me for an adjustment of status?
Individuals who apply for adjustment of status usually do so under one
of the following categories:
Family immigration—applicable to spouses, fiancées and certain family members
of U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Employment immigration—applicable to foreign nationals hired by U.S. employers, or to foreign
investors who are providing capital for U.S. commercial enterprises
Special classes of immigrants—applicable to immigrants in special categories, such as widows of
U.S. citizens, battered or abused spouses or children, physicians, religious
Humanitarian programs—applicable to immigrants who qualify for asylum status, refugee
status or other humanitarian-based immigration benefits
In most of these cases, the foreign national must have a U.S. citizen,
permanent resident or entity file a petition on his or her behalf. In
addition to that petition,
Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) must also
be filed. These two forms can sometimes be filed at the same time. There
are many cases in which adjustment of status can be used as a form of
Virginia Immigration Attorneys Offering Guidance
Many individuals end up running into obstacles when it comes to adjusting
their statuses, such as questions over their eligibility, problems involving
criminal records or even just the complexity involved in filling out the
paperwork properly. Our skilled immigration attorneys can use their legal
knowledge and experience to help you address any issues you might be facing.
Furthermore, if you qualify, we may be able to help file a waiver that
will allow you to remain in the U.S. while your adjustment of status is
being processed. Whether you are applying for adjustment of status for
the first time or you are challenging an unfair denial of adjustment of
status, we can assist you.
Contact Fayad Law so we can offer you some initial guidance through a free consultation.
We want to help you make your adjustment of status go as smoothly as possible!