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Adjusting your status as an immigrant to the United States is an important process. Here you’ll find all of the information you need to navigate your immigration journey. Have you read our Adjustment of Status Overview yet?


Can I Apply for Advance Parole If I Already Received My EAD?

You can always apply for the advance parole. If you had applied with the adjustment of status, there was no fee. Yes you can apply, but it isn’t free. We also recommend not leaving the country until you have it. Avoid that nightmare.

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I Married & Overstayed My Visa! Can I Still Get a Green Card?

"I am married to a US citizen, but I overstayed my visa. Can I still get a green card?" As long as you can show proof that you have legally entered the United States and just overstayed your visa and then married a US citizen, and assuming too that you have met all of the […]

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Can A K1 Visa Recipient Work & Travel Before Green Card is Issued?

If you filed Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, along with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, you should receive your “combo card” which is both your advance parole, and work permit after some time.

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Do I Submit the Same Documents & Evidence for K1 Visa & AOS?

Will I be submitting the same documents for adjustment of status that I did at the K1 interview? A lot of the same documents will be submitted for your adjustment of status. The only difference is that you want to have current documents. For instance: Your income. If you've just gone through the K1 fiance […]

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Should I File Adjustment of Status Before My I-94 Expires?

Certainly, a significant number of people are applying after the I-94 date has passed. In fact, perhaps most, simply because typically it’s only a 90 day stay and it takes longer than that to ever get through any immigration process.

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Expect an RFE – Even If You Included It In Your Petition!

We wanted to alert all of our customers to be prepared to receive potential RFEs, or requests for evidence, even when everything in your petition is perfect. We have had numerous reports of customers receiving RFEs for items that were confirmed to have been included in their petitions, but the USCIS is requesting them anyways.

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K1 Adjustment of Status – Getting a Green Card After Entering on K1 Visa

Once your fiancée enters the United States, you have 90 days to marry. And you need to make sure that you do get married before that 90 days expires. On your arrival and departure record, your I-94, will have that listed. You also will have it stamped and listed in your passport. So make sure you check that date.

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Can I Get Married on a Tourist Visa? (Then Adjust Status)

The short answer to this is “yes”. It happens all the time. It’s extremely common and a lot of people do it, but all the same rules still apply. If you came here on tourist visa with the intent to get married, that’s not technically allowed. You’re not supposed to do that. Now if you came here on tourist visa and while you were here you met somebody, fell in love and got married, that’s allowed.

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Can I Get Married in the USA if I Separated in Philippines?

You may be able to get married, but the USCIS and Department of State are not going to accept that as a legal marriage. In order to legally marry and receive an immigration benefit with USCIS and Department of State, you have to be legally married. And in order to do that, you have to prove that all prior marriages were legally terminated (by death, divorce or annulment).

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Should I Send Originals or Copies of Supporting Evidence to USCIS?

You should never send original supporting evidence to the USCIS, unless they specifically ask for it. Always send a photocopy. The USCIS won’t return you your original supporting documents back either, so be prepared to never see them again if you send those in.

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