Salt Lake City Adjustment of Status Lawyer
Helping Families in Utah With Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of status allows U.S. citizens to apply for the lawful permanent residence of their immediate family members who are currently in the United States. This includes children under 21, parents, and spouses.
If you or a loved one wishes to apply for adjustment of status, our green card attorney in Salt Lake City, Mark Naugle, in can help you with the application.
How to Determine Your Eligibility for Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of status allows your children, parents, or spouse to enjoy the full benefits of a US Green Card by switching over from their previous visa or visa waiver program, which means they’ll be able to live and work in the U.S. legally.
You or a loved one may be eligible for an adjustment of status if:
- You entered the U.S. under a valid visa or visa waiver program
- You don’t have a criminal history
- Parents of the U.S. citizen are older than 21
- Children of the U.S. citizen are younger than 21
If your family members don’t meet all of the requirements, don’t give up hope just yet. In some cases, they may still be eligible for a green card. Consult with an experienced family immigration attorney to weigh all of your options. Adjustment of status applications are usually processd within six months of submission to the government—Monument Immigration can help you get started today.
Understanding the Adjustment of Status Process
Adjustment of status is the process of applying for lawful permanent resident status while already living in the United States. This process is available to individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements, such as having an approved immigrant petition and an available visa number. Our experienced Salt Lake City green card lawyers can guide you through the adjustment of status process, ensuring that you understand your eligibility and requirements.
Key aspects of the adjustment of status process include:
- Evaluating your eligibility based on family relationships, employment, or other special categories
- Gathering the necessary documentation and evidence to support your application
- Navigating the complex USCIS forms and filing procedures
- Attending interviews and responding to requests for additional information
At Monument Immigration, we are dedicated to helping families in Utah navigate the adjustment of status process with care and attention to detail.
How to Get a Green Card in Utah
Applying for a green card is the same in Utah as in all of the 50 states. To be sure that a person is eligible to apply, they must fit into one of the following categories listed by the USCIS website. On the USCIS website, each of the categories listed below include application links within their designated folder.
Applying for a green card:
- Through family
- Through employment
- As a Special Immigrant
- Through Refugee or Asylee Status
- For Human Trafficking and Crime Victims
- For Victims of Abuse
- Through Other Categories (which can be read about on the USCIS website)
- Through Registry
Green Card for Immediate Relatives of U.S. Citizens
You may apply for adjustment of status as an immediate relative of a U.S. Citizen if you are:
- The spouse of a U.S. citizen;
- The unmarried child under 21 years of age of a U.S. citizen; or
- The parent of a U.S. citizen (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age or older).
Green Card for Family Preference Immigrants
If you are not an immediate relative of a U.S. Citizen or lawful permanent resident, you may be eligible for adjustment of status based on specific family relationships.
Other family members that be eligible are given a category in order of preference:
- First preference (F1) - unmarried sons and daughters who are 21 years of age and older of a U.S. Citizen
- Second preference (F2A) - spouses, children who are unmarried (under 21 years of age) of a lawful permanent resident
- Second preference (F2B) - unmarried sons and daughters (21 years of age and older) of a lawful permanent resident
- Third preference (F3) - married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
- Fourth preference (F4) - brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens who are 21 years of age and older
To apply for a green card under either of these categories, you must file Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. and submit the necessary documentation and evidence required.
To learn more about applying for a green card as a Utah resident or for help on your case, schedule your free consultation with Monument Immigration today.
We’re on the Side of Families
The Salt Lake City green card attorneys at our firm will tell you exactly what’s required for your application. We’ll help you put together your application information, and also prepare your submission to the federal government accurately and quickly. After receiving your documentation and information, we can typically submit your application within just 48 business hours. Besides the application process, we’ll also help prepare you for any interviews necessary to complete your application.
For adjustment of status, we charge a no-hassle flat fee of just $4,000. We believe in highly competitive rates for everyone trying to achieve the American Dream, and that also means providing fair, interest-free payment plans for our services. And if you decide to pay in full instead of picking a payment plan, you’ll also receive a 10% discount. Please bear in mind that the government fee for filing an adjustment of status is $1,760. The government also requires a medical exam which is approximately $250.
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