ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

Philadelphia Adjustment of Status Attorney

Applications for Adjustment of Status (AOS) permit certain foreign nationals to obtain a green card without having to go through consular processing in their home country.  Having your application for an immigrant visa processed through AOS in the United States results in a much faster approval time frame and allows you to remain in the U.S. while your application is being reviewed.

The Law Office of Tejal Mehta is experienced in ensuring that our clients’ adjustment of status applications are approved.  In fact, we have a 100% success rate to date.

Qualifying for Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status is available in different situations.  To qualify for AOS, you must be: 1) a relative of a U.S. citizen who qualifies for a family based immediate preference category visa; or 2) the beneficiary of an approved employment visa; and 3) presently living in the United States; 4) without a criminal record; 5) not have engaged in unauthorized employment in most cases; and 6) not presently be in removal proceedings.

AOS applicants can also simultaneously apply for a U.S. work permit.  An additional benefit of the AOS route is that applicants are permitted to travel outside of the United States for the duration of the processing period by receiving approval for Advance Parole.

Adjustment of status applications are not easy to manage because the qualifying rules for each eligibility category are very specific.  Therefore, working with an experienced immigration attorney will improve your chances for success.  Schedule an appointment with immigration attorney Tejal Mehta to determine if you qualify to take advantage of the Adjustment of Status rules to obtain your green card faster.