The Adjustment of Status Timeline
At Harrison Law Office, P.C., our attorney is more than just your legal advocate. He is here to help you understand everything you need to know about immigration law, including what to expect from the adjustment of status process.
To adjust your status, you will need to:
- Discuss your situation with our attorney so we can determine whether you are eligible
- Have a family member or U.S. employer file an immigrant petition on your behalf (unless you can self-petition, which is only possible for E-2 visa holders and certain humanitarian visa holders)
- Check the Visa Bulletin to see whether a visa is available in your category (unless you are the immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, in which case you can skip to #4)
- File Form I-485
- Attend a biometrics appointment and, if necessary, an interview
- Respond to a request for additional evidence (if applicable)
- Receive a decision from USCIS (either a notice of approval or a denial with an explanation as to why you were denied)
- File a motion to reopen or reconsider if your application is denied
When you choose Harrison Law Office, P.C., you can trust our adjustment of status attorney to stand by your side from beginning to end. He will answer all your questions along the way and help you make decisions that will maximize your likelihood of approval.
Need Assistance with the Naturalization Process?
If you were born in another country and are interested in becoming a U.S. citizen, you must go through the naturalization process. Immigrants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of filing their application. In addition, they must meet specific requirements, including:
- Have lawful permanent residence in the U.S. for three or five years, depending on the category of naturalization
- Have been continuously physically present in the U.S.
- Are able to speak, write, and read basic English and have an understanding of U.S. government and history
- Have a demonstrated good moral character
- Can demonstrate loyalty to the principles held in the Constitution
- Take the Oath of Allegiance