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Adjustment of Status in Phoenix, Arizona

获得公民身份或合法永久居留权(LPR)的许多途径都是漫长而艰难的. 如果你在理解“身份调整”和“绿卡”方面有困难,那么你并不孤单. 首先,移民必须确定他们有资格获得何种身份. Then, he or she must file the correct forms, maintain their status, pay the necessary fees, and perform the necessary requirements. 在完成申请并满足所有要求后, an applicant must often wait months or even years. 这一切都是在日常生活的困难之上.

在这个过程中,你很容易犯一些简单的错误,从而失去获得LPR的资格. Consulting an attorney 经验丰富的状态调整将帮助你导航这一复杂的过程. 正规赌足球的软件的律师可以帮助你确定你的资格. 我们还可以发现任何潜在的法律问题,并为您准备必要的文件.

What is Adjustment of Status?

对非出生在美国的人来说,身份调整是一个过程.S. that do not have LPR status to stay in the country. 持有学生或旅游签证的人也有资格申请. A family member of a U.S. citizen might also be eligible.  成功完成这个过程后,个人可能会收到绿卡. This allows them to work and reside in the country. 只要他们符合必要的要求,他们就可以留在这个国家. 

The way you entered the U.S., your family ties, 以及你的背景决定了你申请身份调整的方式.

What is a Green Card?

绿卡是发给移民的文件,允许他们在美国永久居住和工作.S. Its official name is a Permanent Resident Card. Green Card holders may apply for U.S. 在证明他们一直居住在美国后获得公民身份.S. for at least five years. 他们还必须表现出良好的道德品质. 如果持卡人有某些犯罪行为,政府可以撤销其绿卡. 

USCIS judges Green Card applications. In some cases, an immigration judge, an authorized federal judge, 或移民上诉委员会(BIA)的成员授予绿卡. 

There are many types of Green Cards. They basically work in the same way. It grants you LPR status. 但是你获得每项资格的方式需要不同的过程.

The Four Most Common Types of Green Cards Are:

  • 这要求申请人是美国的直系亲属.S.citizen. 这个家庭成员代表你申请签证和绿卡. 
  • 21岁以下的未婚申请人,父母是美国公民.S. 公民也可以申请家庭绿卡.
  • Spouses of U.S. citizens may apply for Green Cards. The U.S. 配偶代表外国配偶申请签证和绿卡.
  • A fiance of a U.S. citizen may apply for a K-1 visa. This allows them to get married on American soil. 一旦他们结婚,他们可以申请一个基于婚姻的绿卡
  • The competition for this type of visa is strong. Like other forms of visas and green cards, 随着现政府的变化,很容易发生变化.
  • 这些申请者通常需要表现出非凡的能力. 他们还可能拥有高等学位和/或美国政府规定的其他特殊类别.S. Government.
  • 此规定适用于前几年获得合法永久居民身份的申请人. 如果他们在国外旅行时身份失效, 他们可以申请返回居民移民签证. This helps them work towards a Green Card again.

Who is Eligible for Adjustment of Status?

If you have an immediate family member that is a U.S. 公民或合法永久居民,他们可以向你申请身份调整. In most cases, they will need to file Form I-130. Form I-130 is a Petition for an Alien Relative. 其目的是表明申请人与公民或永久居民之间的关系. 您的申请可能还需要其他类型的表格. Contact an experienced immigration attorney to help you navigate the application process. An attorney can inform you on which form to submit.

Requirements for Adjustment of Status

地位调整的要求可包括但不限于:

  • You must be inside the U.S. 当你提交状态调整申请时.
  • 有些人可以通过领事馆从他们的祖国申请身份调整. Consult an attorney to see if this is an option for you.

Immigration law is constantly changing. 与律师谈谈,看看你是否有资格根据特殊情况申请身份调整.

  • This means that you entered the U.S. with valid documentation. 如果你持有效签证入境,但现在签证过期了,你仍然进入了美国.S. legally.
  • 这些申请者通常需要表现出非凡的能力. 他们还可能拥有高等学位和/或美国政府规定的其他特殊类别.S. Government.

律师可以帮助您确定提交哪种表单以及如何提交.

大多数毒品犯罪让你不可能调整你的身份. 

Usually a sponsor is an immediate family member. 他们必须证明自己赚了一定数量的钱. 在某些情况下,担保人可以是未婚夫或雇主.

每一种申请都需要一定数额的资金.

  • 大多数人在获得永久居留身份之前必须进行体检.
  • These exams tend to cost a few hundred dollars.
  • Your doctor will fill out a form for you. Keep it sealed and in a safe place. Only the judge should open it.
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How Long Does it Take to Get a Green Card?

With an experienced Attorney, 完成并提交必要的文件需要几天到几周的时间. 提交绿卡申请后,等待时间取决于USCIS有多忙. 你可以期待等待至少5个月,甚至几年.

地位调整的过程是复杂和混乱的. At Ybarra Maldonado Law Group, 我们多年的移民法经验使我们能够为客户获得最好的结果. 在有经验的人的帮助下,申请身份调整和绿卡会容易得多, compassionate attorney. Contact us for your green card consultation.

 

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