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Adjustment of Status is the process in which you can apply to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States through your family, a job offer, asylum status, or other special provisions. This process is also commonly known as applying for a Green Card. In order to be eligible to apply for Permanent Resident Status, you must have entered the United States lawfully prior to applying. The Adjustment of Status process involves several steps.
In order to file for Adjustment of Status or Apply for Permanent Resident status, you will need to file the corresponding form(s). Your form(s) will be filed in a specific category, depending on your eligibility.
Filing fees for forms vary depending on the type of form and can be paid when the form is submitted. Those applying for Permanent Resident Status should complete and file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Resident or Adjust Status.
Fees are based on the following:
Keep in mind that in order to qualify for permanent lawful residence status and file form I-485, you must have previously made lawful entry into the United States with a tourist visa or as an admitted refugee.
Additional information and supporting evidence will be required when completing and filing Form I-485. For immediate relatives and family-based applicants, the following will be required along with your Form I-485:
For Special Immigrant Juveniles, the following will be required:
Visit the USCIS website for information on additional supporting forms that may be required.
At Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C., we provide individuals and families with the legal representation they need when applying for Permanent Resident Status. With over seven decades of combined experience, we’re here to help.