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Adjustment of Status

Attorney Mitchell J. Cohen

Attorney Mitchell J. Cohen

“Adjustment of Status” is a term used to describe the process where a foreign national is processed for permanent resident status (a green card) inside the United States. Adjustment of status generally take the form of an application processed through U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), or in some instances, the application will take place in front of an Immigration Judge, as a defense to deportation.

Adjustment of status may be an alternative to having an application for permanent residence processed through a U.S. Embassy. That process is generally referred to as “consular processing.” One benefit of adjustment of status – as opposed to consular processing – is that an applicant for adjustment of status may remain in the United States during the time the application is pending, and receive employment authorization while waiting for a decision on the application. On the other hand, applying for an immigrant visa through the U.S. Embassy may result in long wait times outside of the United States. Additionally, for some individuals who have been in unlawful status, departure from the United States may trigger a 3 or 10 year bar to reentering the United States.

Not everyone is eligible for adjustment of status. Attorney Mitchell J. Cohen will evaluate your case and determine your eligibility for either adjustment of status. At the Law Offices of Mitchell J. Cohen, we will carefully prepare your application for adjustment of status, and the associated forms, and will follow through on the case every step of the way. Attorney Cohen thoroughly prepares his clients for the immigration interview, and attends the interviews with his clients to help ensure a successful outcome.

Do not go it alone on something as critical as your residence application. Attorney Cohen has over 13 years experience in representing clients before the USCIS, Immigration Courts, and U.S. Embassies in order to help them obtain U.S. immigration status. Call the Hallandale Beach or Fort Myers immigration law offices of Mitchell J. Cohen, P.A. for a legal consultation.

Information contained in this website is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship, nor does it constitute legal advice to any person reviewing such information. No electronic communication with Attorney Cohen on its own will generate an attorney-client relationship. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements. If you have a question, please call Attorney Mitchell J. Cohen for a consultation: Hallandale Beach (954) 457-1941 or Fort Myers (239) 931-6558  www.GreenCardCohen.com