Adjustment of Status (Green Cards)

Phoenix Green Card Lawyer

Adjustment of Status: From Non-Immigrant to Immigrant Status

Foreign nationals who have been legally admitted to the United States, and continue to maintain their legal status, may change from one category of immigration status to another, without having to return to their country of origin to complete visa processing. This is called “adjustment of status.”

For example, if you legally entered the country on a non-immigrant K-1 fiancée visa, and marry within 90 days from the time of your entry date, you are allowed to stay in the U.S. while applying for an Adjustment of Status to attain Permanent Resident (Green Card) status.

The Green Card lawyer Phoenix at Maria Jones Law Firm are happy to help you to become a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) through the Adjustment of Status process.

You may apply for an Adjustment of Status to become a Permanent Resident if:

You are eligible to receive an immigrant visa
Are admissible to the United States for permanent residence
An immigrant visa is immediately available to you at the time of application filing

Legal Barriers to Adjustment of Status

If you entered the United States using one of the following visa categories, you are barred from adjusting your status and must leave the country first, to change your status, through consular processing:

Non-Citizen crewmen who arrived in the U.S. on board an airplane, ship or vessel
A foreign national transitioning through the U.S., from one country to another
An alien admitted legally into the U.S. as a non-immigrant visitor, under the Visa Waiver Program

If you wish to change your temporary, non-immigrant status to that of a Green Card holder, please contact the Green Card Lawyer Tucson at our office today at 602.626.3296 for further information.


“Five years ago I got married with my husband, who is an American Citizen. My husband filed papers to fix my immigration status. In the past, immigration had detained me at the border, so I was advised to get an immigration attorney and I was recommended Maria Jones. She took my case, I honestly do not know what I would have done without her. There have been five times that they’ve wanted to deport me to Mexico and Maria Jones has always been there to defend me. With my attorney, I feel very protected and secure. From being ready to be sent to Mexico, she took me out. She appealed my deportation, and it was denied but Maria Jones again appealed that decision and after a year of waiting for great news, MY DEPORTATION WAS CANCELLED. From this day, I sleep well, I feel free. I am super appreciative with her and her staff. Thanks to her perseverance, we won the case and now I recommend her to the entire world!!! Thank you Maria Jones.”


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