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Applying for a Green Card Through Your Employer

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status, Employment-Based Immigration

Applying for a Green Card Through Your Employer: employment-based permanent residence The employment-based permanent residence process is generally comprised of three phases: PERM Labor Certification: Recruitment and Prevailing Wage Determination I-140 Application for Immigrant Visa and Proof of Ability to Pay I-485 Adjustment of Status The PERM labor certification: The PERM labor certification includes… Read More »

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Adjustment of status under 245(I): Everything you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status under 245(I) Adjustment of status under § 245(i) is an important avenue that allows some people generally disqualified from applying for adjustment, such as people who came to the United States without inspection or “EWI,” fell out of lawful status, or ever worked without authorization, to apply for permanent residence from… Read More »

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Adjustment of Status Attorney in New York City

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

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… Read More »

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How the Elimination of the 30/60 Day Rule (And the Replacement with the 90-Day Rule) May Affect Your Adjustment of Status to Permanent Resident

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

In September of 2017, the Department of State made changes to the “Rule Book” (Foreign Affairs Manual), which had a big effect on new applications for adjustment of status. The change included getting rid of the 30/60 Day Rule and instead using the 90-Day Rule. What was the 30/60 Day Rule? General rule: A… Read More »

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Change My Nonimmigrant Status

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

Change of Status How Do You Change Your Nonimmigrant Status While In the U.S. If you want to change the purpose of your visit while in the United States, you (or in some cases your employer) must file a request with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on the appropriate form before your… Read More »

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Adjust Status and Get Green Card

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

Married Permanent Resident, Living in the U.S.: When Can I Adjust Status and Get Green Card? When non-citizens living lawfully in the U.S. can take the next step and adjust status based on marriage to a lawful permanent resident? When you marry someone who has lawful permanent resident status in the U.S. (a “green… Read More »

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Who Can Get a Green Card Through Adjustment of Status?

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status (AOS) refers to the process by which a non-immigrant can change his/her status to that of a Legal Permanent Resident (Green card holder) if they meet certain requirements without having to leave the United States. This process is provided for by Section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. AOS can… Read More »

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What to do if Adjustment of Status (to Permanent Resident) Is Denied

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

Try to Avoid a Denial in the First Place USCIS rarely issues a flat denial without giving you some warning beforehand, usually at the end of your green card interview. For example, if you appear to have a medical condition that would make you inadmissible, USCIS may send you to a doctor for another… Read More »

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Adjustment of Status with Diversity Visa

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

You can apply for Adjustment of Status (AOS) if you are present in the United States at the time you win the Diversity Visa Lottery. You have a chance to become a legal permanent citizen through AOS without having to go back to your home country for a visa interview. There are a few… Read More »

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Steps for Adjustment of Status

By Svetlana Prizant | Categories: Adjustment of Status

Steps for Adjustment of Status 1. Determine Your Basis to Immigrate The first step in the adjustment of status process is to determine if you fit into a specific immigrant category. Most immigrants become eligible for a green card (permanent residence) through a petition filed on your behalf by a family member or employer…. Read More »

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