CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19 ADVISORY

Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at (619) 291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.

AVISO DE CORONA VIRUS / COVID-19

Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al (619) 291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

How can I get and adjustment of status?

For immigrants in California or elsewhere, seeking status adjustments is something most would like to do as soon as they are legally able. Obtaining an adjustment of status, however, can be quite the process. Having legal assistance along the way may prove to be extremely valuable, as the experience and knowledge offered can help prevent any errors and assist with any issues that may arise.

What is an adjustment of status and how is it achieved? An immigrant who would like to move from temporary status to permanent residency status generally must apply for a status adjustment. Just as everything else having to do with immigrantion, there are certain steps that must be taken, stipulations that must be met and specific procedures that must be followed in order to obtain an adjustment of status.

The first thing that must be done when seeking a status adjustment is determining one’s basis to immigrante — such as family or employment-related immigrantion. After this is determined, one must check his or her visa availability and then file the appropriate immigrantion petitions. After an application for status adjustment has been filed, some may be required to submit fingerprints, pictures and signatures. All of this can be done at an approved facility. Some individuals may also be asked to sit through an immigrantion interview.

After everything has been completed, an individual who has applied for an adjustment of status will receive the final decision in the mail. This process, in its entirety, can take some time. When all is said and done, if a petition is denied, it is possible to appeal the decision. The majority of applications that are denied are due to document error. Immigrants residing in California or elsewhere can seek legal assistance when submitting petitions for status adjustments in order to avoid such errors, appeal denied applications and complete this process as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

Source: uscis.gov, “Adjustment of Status“, Accessed on Oct. 18, 2015

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