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Permanent Residency through Green Card: Adjustment of Status & Consular Processing

The Department of Homeland Security does NOT take permanent residency filings lightly. These cases are highly scrutinized and subjected to extensive background and character investigations. Filing the wrong documents or insufficient documents when attempting to sponsor or adjust the status of a relative can have SEVERE consequences and may lead to delays, denials, findings of fraud and misrepresentations, and/or subject the applicant to removal proceedings. ONLY a licensed immigration attorney can represent you before the Department of Homeland Security.

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A U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (LPR) may sponsor certain members of their family to come to the U.S. and receive a green card. An individual’s status as either an LPR or a U.S. Citizen will determine if the family member is eligible to be sponsored.

The following members of a family may be sponsored by a U.S. Citizen:

-A Spouse;
-A Fiancé(e)
-An Unmarried Child Under 21;
-An Unmarried Son or Daughter over 21;
-A Married Son or Daughter of Any Age; or
-A Parent, if the Petitioner is 21 or Older.

The following members of a family may be sponsored by a U.S. Permanent Resident:

-A Spouse; or
-An Unmarried Son or Daughter of Any Age.

There are two methods through which an intending immigrant may receive a green card: adjustment of status and consular processing.

Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status is the process through which an intending immigrant in the U.S. adjusts his or her status to that of a permanent resident without having to leave the U.S. In order to qualify for adjustment of status, the applicant must have a visa number readily available. If the applicant has a visa number readily available, then he or she must file an application for adjustment of status along with the supporting documentation with the USCIS. Additionally, the adjustment applicant nay be able to apply for employment authorization and advance parole to travel while the application is pending.
*You should not travel outside of the U.S. on an advance parole document if you were out of status prior to applying for adjustment of status.

Consular Processing

Consular processing is the process through which an intending immigrant outside of the U.S. receives a visa, and thereafter a green card, to come to the U.S. Similar to the adjustment of status procedure, the applicant must have a visa number that is readily available to him or her in order to go through consular processing.

If you have any questions specific to your case, or need more information, call our office to schedule a phone consultation with a Senior Attorney at Jeelani Law Firm.

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    Posted by Anna D.
  • “I would like to take the time out to say thank you to Mr. Jeelani and his team for being my immigration lawyer regarding the renewal of my Green card. I remember doing my research trying to find a good attorney to represent my case and if I had to do it all over again I wouldn’t change a thing. Special thanks to Ms. Delia, she was an absolute pleasure to deal with and her professionalism and dedication were clearly evident throughout the process. Ms. Delia is always keeping me informed and up to date with new information. I did my interview this morning and I am approved for my 10-year Green card. Thanks again for handling my case, I really do appreciate it. I would definitely recommend.”
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  • “Mr. Jeelani provided me with excellent service in pursuing a green-card application. His costs were reasonable and he was still readily available to answer all questions and concerns (via email or phone). He provided me with reasonable accommodation when my employer got “cold feet” and I had to find another job. Very pleased with his services.”
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  • “Jeelanilaw is the best. I hired them to get my green card back, immigration said it would take a year+ but I got it in 9 months 😆. They were always there when I needed answers. They are very responsible, very accurate.”
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  • “I found this Immigration Law Firm when I was in a situation I didn’t expect to be in! When I first called, Mr. Jeelani called me back personally and provided the information I needed, he said he’d be the one guiding me thru the whole process, so I signed up straight away! Paid my fees, and the responses were from a legal aid, Monica – who was very informative, patient and knowledgeable – our case took approx 15 months from the first phone to having my GreenCard in my hand – however, I only ever spoke to Mr. Jeelani once, which I thought was very disappointing – but am forever grateful for Monica’s assistance thru the entire process!! When the time comes, in just under 2yrs time, I’m hoping Monica will still be there to guide me thru the next steps!! Very happy overall with Jeelani Law Firm.”
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  • “Great Service, I did my Citizenship and my wife’s Green Card Mr. Jeelani. He is very knowledgeable and very friendly, easy to talk to. His staff was also very helpful in getting the documentation ready, once the applications were submitted they were both very fast without any hiccups. Mr. came to both my interviews and his presence gave my wife and I peace of mind and made the interview process very smooth. Overall is a great law firm with great staff. Thank you Mr. Jeelani and Delia Madrigal”
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  • “The staff at Jeelani Law was very professional in handing my case from green-card holder to becoming US citizens. My direct contact there was with Christopher Gomez who handled the case from start to finish. He was very knowledgeable , patient and professional. The process was smooth and quick. I would recommend them to anyone in need of immigration matters”
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    Posted by Ivy S.
  • “My husband and I started the filing process ourselves and it was going great until the past for years happened. The pass administration and Covid-19 really put a spin on things and we realize we need help. We’ve never retained a lawyer before and so we are super grateful to God that we choose Jeelani and the team. They hit the ground running because my case was time sensitive and they really pack the punch. I believe I got the best paralegal. Monica Fonseca I can only describe her as awesome. In all the anxieties and frustration that took me to the boiling point and spilled over she was firm and composed a true people person she is. She doesn’t make promises and tell little lies she kept me grounded. She loves to say “Ivy here’s what I know……. “ She’s very current and thorough and thank God it paid off. I now have my green card so keep up the good work Jeelani and the team and I’d encourage anyone to trust them. Love and light to you all. Thanks again”
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