“Adjustment of Status” is the process to apply for lawful permanent resident status (Green Card) when you are already living in the United States. You may get a Green Card without having to return to your home country to complete visa processing. The process will differ slightly based on the type of petition (family based, employment based, humanitarian, etc.), country of origin, current Visa Type, and other timely considerations. Law Caddy charges a flat rate of $1199, to help you complete your entire green card application, including all required forms and supporting documents, independent attorney review, and support from the moment your application is filed until you receive your green card.
If you are outside of the United States, you must obtain your visa abroad through consular processing.
The Law Caddy Adjustment of Status package includes:
*Government Fees are NOT Included in Law Caddy Price
1-3 Years. Adjusting your status isn't a quick process, and your actual timeline will depend on where you file the application, the type of petition, the type of Green Card you are eligible to apply for, and other factors. The USCIS has current timeline projections for each form on their website and you can check the status of your application online during the process.
You need to apply for a work permit to work legally in the United States while your AOS application is pending. Talk to our Attorney On-Call about getting a work permit.
If you leave the United States while your application is in process, USCIS will assume you have abandoned your pursuit of a Green Card and you will have to start the process again. You can apply for "Advanced Parole," which would allow you to travel freely while your application is pending. Talk to our Attorney On-Call about Advanced Parole.
If you entered the United States legally on a temporary visa, like a Tourist or Student Visa, but apply for Adjustment of Status within 90 days, USCIS officers can assume that you intended to immigrate permanently when you got the temporary visa in the first place. They will almost always reject your Green Card application and may revoke your current visa as well. You can provide proof that you didn't intend to immigrate when you applied for the temporary visa, but it is difficult to do. It is best to wait for at least 90 days before you attempt to adjust your status. Talk to our Attorney On-Call about your specific situation and how the 90 day rule might be applied to deny your Green Card application.