Adjustment of Status
Chicago Adjustment of Status Immigration Attorneys
If you entered the country with a non-immigrant visa such as a tourist visa, a temporary work visa or a student visa, it may be possible to obtain legal permanent residency through a process known as Adjustment of Status (AOS). Becoming a legal permanent resident, or obtaining a green card, has numerous advantages including the ability to remain in the U.S. indefinitely. At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we are experienced in helping clients obtain permanent resident status. The unique structure of our firm allows us to work closely with all of our clients throughout the immigration process to ensure that all applications and supporting materials are submitted properly.
Eligibility and Requirements for Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of status is available to a number of individuals in many varied situations. At Ana M. Mencini & Associates, P.C., we can help you determine if you are eligible for adjustment of status and assist you in preparing your petition.
As with most areas of immigration law, adjustment of status applications can be complicated. There are certain requirements that must be met in order for an intending immigrant to become a legal permanent resident. For example, you must have entered the country legally using a valid visa. Additionally, you must not have overstayed your visa. There are some exceptions to these rules.
Some AOS cases are more difficult than others. For example, cases that involve marriages to foreign nationals are scrutinized carefully to prevent fraud. Regardless of the circumstance, it is important to hire an experienced and knowledgeable immigration lawyer to protect your interests.
If you wish to obtain legal permanent residency for yourself or a family member, contact our Chicago immigration firm to schedule a consultation.