If you are physically in the United States, and got here through legal means, you are likely eligible to adjust to immigrant status. This means you are able to obtain a Green Card, establishing your ability to work and reside in the United States of America. This process is called an "adjustment of status" because you are changing from a visitor with a visa to an immigrant with Legal Permanent Resident status.
Issues that may hinder adjustment of status applications include health issues, criminal history, documentation problems and violations of immigration. If any of these issues apply to you, contact us. We are highly experienced in overcoming these hurdles to U.S. immigration.
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The following relatives of United States citizens are eligible to apply for permanent resident status under the category of Immigrant Relative of a U.S. Citizen:
The wait times for each category vary widely; consult one of our U.S. immigration lawyers to find out what the current wait times are.
Current lawful permanent residents may also petition for certain eligible relatives to also come and live permanently in the United States. The spouse or unmarried son or daughter of any age of a lawful permanent resident may also enter the U.S. if a family-based visa petition has been approved in their behalf. The number of relatives who may immigrate under these categories each year is limited, so there is a waiting period before an immigrant visa number becomes available. The waiting periods differ from category to category.