Adjustment of Status

Key Points to Know

  • Some international students make the mistake of filing for status adjustment at the wrong time and it can make your intentions suspicious in the eyes of USCIS.
  • If you are out of status it’s considered illegal to stay in the U.S.; contact an immigration attorney as soon as possible to avoid any potential penalties.

Adjustment of Status Articles

  • f1 to green card

    Change Status from F-1 Visa to Marriage-Based Green Card

    Published on April 15, 2024

    Many international students come to study in the United States every year through an F-1 nonimmigrant visa. The visa is granted only for the duration of each student’s program, with some additional months to gain work experience, after which you will need to return to your home country. The marriage green card process can be…

  • H-1B to Green Card: Processing Time, Steps & Options

    Published on April 04, 2024

    The H-1B visa is especially popular because it is considered “dual intent” which means the visa holder can not only enter the U.S. but also seek lawful permanent resident status (green card status). In this guide, you’ll learn the  H1B to green card process including steps for the best chances of approval. 

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    Can I Work While Waiting For a Marriage-Based Green Card?

    Published on March 26, 2024

    Obtaining a marriage-based green card is possible by either being the spouse of a U.S. citizen or marrying a lawful permanent resident (LPR) in the U.S. Whichever path you take, the U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse will have to sponsor your green card by submitting an I-130 petition to establish that your marriage is…

  • What Happens to Your Green Card After Divorce 2023

    Green Card After Divorce | Explained

    Published on November 18, 2023

    Divorce is never pretty, but in the case of immigration law, it can be devastating in the wrong circumstances. Understandably, many immigrants who come to the United States wonder if a divorce will jeopardize their green card. If you were granted U.S. residence due to a marriage to a U.S. citizen, then your initial “conditional” green…

  • Who Is Eligible For Concurrent Filing

    Who Is Eligible For Concurrent Filing? Process for I-130, I-140 with I-485

    Published on January 13, 2023

    Concurrent filing is a not-so-well-known tool that some immigration applicants are eligible for. It is available to immigrants in family-based immigration cases, as well as in employment immigration cases. On this page about concurrent filing, you will find out who is eligible for concurrent filing, the fees associated with it, how the entire process works,…

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    Employment Based Green Card & I-485 Processing Timeline

    Published on January 12, 2023

    Getting an employment-based green card can be a long but rewarding process. There are many advantages to using your employment to gain lawful permanent resident status in the U.S., and there are many ways to go about getting this status. One such way is through an adjustment of status through the use of an I-485…

  • job change after I-140 approval 2023

    Job Change After Green Card Approval or I-140 Approval

    Published on January 02, 2023

    The approval of a green card is an exciting time for most immigrants. However, many wonder how long they must stay with their employer without facing penalties or jeopardizing their green card application process. In this post, we’ll explore the process of a job change after green card approval, what to expect, and more detailed…

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    Immigration Medical Exam: The Complete Guide

    Published on November 28, 2022

    No matter your route to getting a green card USCIS requires all immigrants to go through a medical exam. As with everything in regard to immigration, there are specific protocols and regulations for a USCIS medical exam. Learn everything you need to know about the exam here.