Adjustment of Status Attorney in New York City

Adjustment of Status Attorney in New York City
Adjustment of Status is the process by which a non-United States citizen petitions to become a Permanent Resident while in the United States.

Eligibility for Permanent Residency

You may be eligible to apply for a green card through your family, a job offer or employment, refugee or asylum status, or a number of other special provisions. In some cases, you may even be able to self-petition.

Eligibility categories are:

  • Family-Based
  • Job or employment-based
  • Refugee or asylum
  • Special programs

There are many benefits of taking the adjustment of status route:

  • You can file an Adjustment of Status application concurrently with
    immediate relative green card petitions
  • You can maintain valid status in the U.S. while your Adjustment of Immigration Status application is being processed
  • You can apply for employment authorization, and
  • You can appeal a denied Adjustment of Status application

Adjustment of Status Petitions

Petitioning for adjustment of status can take several months to more than a year and will often require biometrics, a medical examination to evaluate for communicable diseases, and a formal interview. The medical examination will also involve a review of immunizations and any physical and mental disorders. Some older applicants are exempt from the biometrics. The term biometrics refers to the processes used to identify people. Immigrant applicants participate to allow for a criminal background check. Having committed certain crimes can prevent or delay citizenship. During a biometrics appointment, your fingerprints and photograph will be taken.

Contact one of our experienced immigration lawyers in New York today at (718) 407-0871 or online at if you need help with solutions to your immigration problems.

Contributed by Svetlana Prizant, an Award Winning New York Immigration Lawyer

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Prizant Law 

118-21 Queens Blvd Suite 507

Forest Hills, NY 11375

(718) 407 0871