ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS & CONSULAR PROCESSING
Immigration law permits the change of an individual's immigration status from nonimmigrant (temporary) to immigrant (permanent) if the individual was inspected and admitted or paroled into the U.S. and is able to meet all required qualifications for a green card (lawful permanent residence) in a particular category. There are two primary paths to obtaining lawful permanent resident status:
- Adjustment of Status - The process by which an eligible individual who is physically present in the U.S. can get lawful permanent resident status (i.e., a green card) without having to return to their home country to complete visa processing if the individual was inspected and admitted or paroled into the U.S. and is able to meet all required qualifications for a green card (permanent residence) in a particular category.
- Consular Processing - The process for an individual outside the United States (or who is in the U.S. but is ineligible to adjust status) to obtain a visa abroad and enter the U.S. as a permanent resident if the individual is able to meet all required qualifications for a green card (permanent residence) in a particular category.
The adjustment of status and consular processing procedure can seem overwhelming, given their complexities, the exact legal status of a non–permanent United States resident and the documentation requirements.
Unless a person seeking an adjustment of status knows the intricacies of becoming a permanent resident, it is in his or her best interest to hire a qualified immigration attorney, who can do all the necessary work to make sure that the process runs smoothly and that the legal requirements are met without undue delay or confusion.
If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining an adjustment of status, Bushell & Widdison can help. The attorneys of Bushell & Widdison have helped many clients with U.S. immigration matters, and they can help determine your eligibility, advise you as to how to proceed, and handle the complicated legal steps. Furthermore, because obtaining an adjustment of status is a matter of federal, rather than state law, they can handle Adjustment of Status applications for citizens living in any state, not just Utah.
Because the legal advocates of Bushell & Widdison are fluent in Spanish, they can communicate directly with clients in Spanish, read and understand documents in Spanish, and communicate with any foreign officials in Spanish, if necessary.
The law firm of Bushell & Widdison can give you and your family members peace of mind in undertaking this difficult and potentially frustrating and time–consuming task. Once hired, the attorneys of Bushell & Widdison will take over the application process from beginning to end, keeping clients informed, and free of stress. If you are in need of immigration assistance, contact Bushell & Widdison today.