Adjustment of Status

Status Adjustment Help from a San Jose Immigration Attorney

Extend Your Stay in the United States

Adjustment of status is extremely important for immigrants, as it allows them to become lawful permanent residents in the United States. Like most aspects of immigration, however, it can take months to receive an affirmative answer from the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS). Those who enlist the help of a San Jose immigration attorney may have a significant advantage over others who apply.

The Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman is devoted solely to immigration matters. This allows the firm to focus entirely on helping individuals, businesses, and other corporate entities achieve their immigration goals. Whether you are a tech startup, small business, or an HR working on behalf of a corporation, Attorney Widman has over 20 years of experience to apply to your case!

How Do I Apply for Adjustment of Status?

The first step in applying for adjustment of status is for a relative, who is a citizen or lawful permanent resident, to file form I-130. An employer may also file form I-140 for the same purpose. The request is typically filed with USCIS and the applicant must demonstrate admissibility. Inadmissibility can result in a denial of the request by USCIS.

Grounds of inadmissibility can include:

  • Health concerns
  • Security concerns
  • Criminal concerns
  • Public charge concerns
  • Lack of proper documentation

After being admitted to permanent residence, the non-citizen is permitted to remain in the United States indefinitely, provided they follow the rules applied to immigrants of this status.

Those who apply are also expected to understand the legal requirements necessary for obtaining a visa and are typically required to attend an interview with a USCIS officer. Without preparing correctly, the interview can be difficult and many immigrants have to try a second time. Don't let this happen to you!

Call the firm's San Jose immigration lawyer today to schedule your consultation. Attorney Widman can review your case and develop the most attainable plan of action. Your future depends on the representation you secure and Attorney Widman is the most qualified man for the job.

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