Houston Adjustment of Status Attorney
Helping Clients Stay in the U.S.
For those living outside of the U.S. and are seeking the opportunity to not only live but also work within the U.S. will need to apply for a visa. This is done either through a U.S. consulate or an embassy. Following this, some individuals may be able to obtain a green card to live in the U.S. lawfully.
If you are facing difficulty with your immigration application or adjustment of status, please reach out to our knowledgeable Houston immigration attorneys at Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC for an appointment.
Eligibility Requirements for Adjustment of Status
Your adjustment of status application may depend on one’s marital status; the process will be different for a married applicant as opposed to an unmarried one, as an example.
Here is a list of individuals who may be eligible for an adjustment of status:
- Individuals married to U.S. citizens and have entered the country legally (it does not matter if he or she has overstayed their visa)
- Individuals whose visas are current, and did not enter the U.S. illegally or work illegally
- Individuals who are protected under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
- Individuals who immigrated to the U.S. with a K-1 visa and married a U.S citizen within 90 days of entering the country
As always, you can consult with our Houston immigration lawyers about your particular circumstances and whether or not you believe you qualify for an adjustment of status. Certainly, when one is already married to a U.S. citizen, the process toward citizenship and naturalization becomes much easier.
Application Process for Adjustment of Status
For those that meet the eligibility requirements for adjustment of status, they may continue to file for the application. The application process may take up to 8 -14 months. If you are filing with family petition you will need to have Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, complete already and then file for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence (Adjust Status). The other requirements of the process will include a background check, an interview for your adjustment of status green card, and a medical exam. It is beneficial to get in touch with our immigration law firm to make sure you are guided with each step of the application and that it it fill out correctly.
Our Houston immigration attorneys at Sebastian Simon Law Group, PLLC, are here to help make sense of the immigration process. We can guide you through each and every step so that you know what the necessary requirements are and what you should do to prepare yourself. Attorney Simon and Attorney Saqer have the first-hand experience with immigration matters, as both have gone through the process and know what to anticipate ahead.
For trusted, dedicated legal counsel, we urge you to contact our Houston immigration firm as soon as possible.
We had a great experience.- Adrianna R.
Simon Law Group was exactly what I was looking for!- Suzy Porter
I can't say enough wonderful things about Simon Law Group!- Ivette Medez
I would definitely recommend this law firm to anyone applying to get their green card.- Mariana Solis Lujambio