Green Card Attorney in Phoenix, Arizona
Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) / Green Card
What is Adjust of Status?
Adjustment of status is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status also known as applying for a Green Card when you are present in the United States. This means that you may qualify to get a Green Card without having to return to your home country to complete visa processing.
The first step is determining whether you are eligible for a Green Card. Immigration laws provide a variety of ways for people to apply for a Green Card. The first step in the adjustment of status process is to determine if you fit into a specific immigration category.
You can obtain a Green Card through family-based petitions, employment, special immigration, refugee or asylee status, human trafficking and crime victims, victims of abuse, and other categories.
If you are outside of the United States or entered unlawfully, you must obtain your visa abroad through consular process.