Adjustment of Status in Dallas
Immigration Lawyers Based in Dallas, TX
When an individual enters the United States legally and meets all the necessary qualifications for a green card, the individual can go through an "adjustment of status" to change his or her status to a permanent resident (green card holder).
Adjustment of status allows those already in the United States to change one's status without having to leave the country. For those outside of the United States, the individual can go through consular processing and obtain a visa through a U.S. consulate in their country.
To be eligible for adjustment of status:
- The immigrant must be physically present in the United States
- The immigrant must already have an approved visa petition (either via family visa or work visa)
- If you entered on a K-1 fiancé(e) visa, you must have married the U.S. citizen who petitioned for you
- The immigrant must not have entered the U.S. illegally
- There must be no change in circumstances (ex: death of a U.S. citizen petitioning for an immediate relative before an application is approved)
By fulfilling the above eligibility requirements, you are not necessarily eligible for adjustment of status. There are several statutory bars of Adjustment of Status in the United States that can prevent you from receiving this.
How Much Does it Cost?
There is typically a filing fee associated with the petition for an Adjustment of Status. The charge from the USCIS will widely depend on the form that you file under, whether Form I-130, I-140, or I-360.
Our Dallas immigration attorneys at Akula & Associates provide sound legal advice for immigrants who are interested in an adjustment of status. Our team of talented, multilingual professionals can help streamline the process and offer hands-on support throughout a case.
We can be reached at (844) 299-5003.