FAEZ LAW is a client-oriented law firm. FAEZ LAW has represented countless clients in a wide range of immigration cases. Our immigration attorneys have a unique and exceptional understanding of the myriad of challenges and issues facing people who wish to immigrate to the United States, as well as new emigres.

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ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

Adjust of Status Lawyers in Dallas

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is the governing law that allows for you to change your status from temporary to permanent. The INA provides two primary paths for foriegn nationals to obtain green cards. One path is consular processing, while the other is adjustment of status.

While the INA furnishes you with several specific ways to obtain permanent resident status in the United States, the procedures are different for a person who is eligibly in the United States and a person either ineligibly in the United States or outside of the United States. For those eligibly in the United States, "adjustment of status" is the proper procedure. For those either ineligibly in the United States or those outside of the United States, "consular processing" is that proper procedure.

The following material will be a brief description of the steps to complete adjustment of status. For specific ways to obtain permanent residence, continue searching this website or contact us to discuss the circumstances concerning your case.


Determine Your Basis to Immigrate

As stated before, there are several ways to obtain permanent resident status. However, the important question when starting your path toward permanent residence is "which specific immigrant category best fits my situation?" For example, are you petitioning through a family member or employer? Are you intending on first obtaining refugee or asylum status?


File the Immigration Petition

After learning which immigrant category you best fit into, more often than not, an immigrant petition must then be filed on your behalf. Because immigrant categories have varying forms and procedures, specific categories will not be addressed here. However, it is worth mentioning that depending on which category you choose to adjust under, you may qualify to file your petition at the same time you file your Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-485; this is commonly referred to as "concurrent filing." For more information, continue searching this website or contact us to discuss the circumstances concerning your case.


Check Visa Availability

Assuming you do no qualify for concurrent filing, you may not file your Form I-485 until an immigrant visa is available in your category. In other words, you may properly file your Form I-485 once a visa become available to you.


File the Application to Register Permanent Residency or Adjust Status Form I-485

Regardless of whether you are allowed to file your Immigration Petition concurrently or not, you must apply for permanent residence on Form I-485 in a timely manner. It is important to note that some immigrant categories may require a form different from Form I-485. Moreover, it is important that the proper documentation and evidence be provided along with your pertinent form. For more information, continue searching this website or contact us to discuss the circumstances concerning your case.


Biometrics Collection

After the aforementioned processes, you will be notified by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to appear at an Application Support Center. While at this center, you will usually have your picture and your fingerprints taken along with providing your signature. The biometrics collection process if for the purpose of conducting required security checks and the creation of a green card, work permit, or advanced parole document.


Possible Interview

Depending on your case, you may be notified by USCIS to appear for an interview. Not all applicants require an interview. If you have been notified of an interview, it is extremely important that you attend. Interview circumstances and requirements are not uniform throughout all immigrant categories. Therefore, for more information, continue searching this website or contact us to discuss your case.


FINAL DECISION

After all the necessary procedures have been completed, USCIS will provide you with a written decision ultimately stating approval or denial.

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