Adjustment of status is a process in which the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) allows a person to change their immigration status within the United States from nonimmigrant or parolee to immigrant, when complying with the requirements. We have a team of immigration attorneys who are very experienced and passionate to assist you with your adjustment of status case. More, we love having the opportunity to be able to help great people feel secure in the United States, knowing that they can permanently reside here to live with their families.
Our firm has helped thousands of individuals obtain their lawful permanent residence status (LPR).
If you or a loved one need the services of our immigration lawyers, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately in order to schedule your free consultation. We comprehend that the process to become a lawful permanent resident can be difficult and confusing, which is why we offer free consultations here at Alcock and Associates.
Our ultimate goal here at Alcock and Associates is to educate you and help you in the process of obtaining a green card. Throughout the years we have found that it is very important and critical for each of our clients to fully comprehend the process.
Below, we have provided an abundant amount of information regarding how the adjustment process works. But, keep in mind that if you have any further questions you can contact us.
If you or a loved one need the services of an experienced and caring immigration attorney to help you with your adjustment of status, please contact us at602-989-5000
Our immigration attorneys have an abundant amount of experience in relation to citizenship processes. Naturalization is the process in which a legal permanent resident can become a U.S. citizen. Citizenship gives the individual certain benefits in the United States such as:
The right to vote
Bringing family members to the U.S.
Becoming eligible for Federal jobs.
Run for elective office where citizenship is required.
Obtain certain state and federal benefits not available to noncitizens.
Participate on a jury.
A person can either apply on an individual basis or they can apply on the basis that they are married to a U.S. citizen. Individual Basis: If the person is not married to a U.S. citizen, then they are eligible to apply for citizenship after five years of having their legal permanent residency.
Application on the basis of Marriage to a U.S. Citizen: If the individual who is applying has been a legal permanent resident (LPR) for three years,they are married to a U.S. citizen, and has been married to the same spouse for the past three years, he or she is eligible to apply for citizenship.
The whole process takes about six months. In order to become a U.S. Citizen you have to meet the following guidelines.
Below we have listed several requirements for citizenship
Be 18 years of age or older.
Be green card holder for at least five years immediately prior to the filing date. If residence is obtained through marriage, green card holder can apply after 3 years as long as: 1) spouse has been a United States Citizen for more than three years, AND 2) married to United States Citizen for more than three years
You need to have lived within the state or USCIS district with jurisdiction over the applicant’s place of residence for at least 3 months prior to the filing date
Have continuous residence in the U.S. as a green card holder for at least five years immediately prior to the filing date.
Reside continuously within the U.S. from the date of application for naturalization up to the time of naturalization
Be able to read, write, and speak English and have knowledge and understanding of U.S. history and government. Exceptions: 20 LPR and 50+ years old, or 15 years LPR and 55+ years old.
Have not committed the following crimes within the five years immediately prior to the filing date (this list is not all inclusive):
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