Navigating the immigration system can be confusing and difficult, especially when trying to make legal changes to your immigration status. If you or a loved one is trying to change their immigration status, the process and paperwork can be overwhelming to deal with on your own. We at De Castroverde Law understand how complex the immigration process is and we are here to assist you in all matters related to adjusting your immigration status.
Our lawyers are fluent in both English and Spanish, and will work tirelessly to find the best possible outcome for your situation.
Las Vegas Immigration Adjustment Attorneys
Adjustment of status is the process by which one may apply for permanent residency in the United States, otherwise known as applying to be a green card holder. First, you must determine whether you are eligible to apply for permanent residency. Not everyone may be eligible to seek permanent residency, but there are several categories that may qualify you to apply for a green card, including:
- Applying through a family member or fiancé
- Applying as a refugee seeking asylum
- Applying as a victim of human trafficking
- Applying as a victim of abuse
- Applying as a special immigrant
- Applying if you have resided in the US since before January 1, 1972
- Applying via employment if you have special skills, or if you are a physician or investor
No matter how you qualify for permanent residency, it has been proven that having an attorney to represent you in immigration court exponentially increases your chances of being allowed to remain in the US. Our attorneys have vast experience with adjusting immigration status and can walk you through each step of the process along the way.
There are certain steps you must take during the adjustment of status process. First, you must file your application for adjustment of status, which in a family immigration context, typically consists of Form I-130, Form I-485, Form I-765, and Form I-864, amongst additional supporting evidence. 3-4 weeks after mailing your application, you will receive a notice that you are required to make a biometrics appointment, during which your fingerprints will be taken, along with a photograph and signature. This is primarily to conduct a background check and this is standard procedure for any immigrant seeking to adjust their status.
With recent changes to immigration policy, applying to adjust your status is taking longer to accomplish and can turn out to be a confusing process. Any errors or omissions may cause a serious delay in the processing of your application, and it can be easy to overlook certain forms if you don’t have legal guidance to assist you. Our attorneys at De Castroverde Law will help you find and submit the proper forms, and ensure accuracy so that your application process is smooth and without delay.
Experienced Immigration Attorneys Serving Las Vegas and Reno
At De Castroverde Law, we have a team of immigration attorneys, led by award-winning immigration lawyer Jocelyn Cortez. Our team has extensive experience working with families and immigrants seeking to change their status to a permanent resident. We have a dedicated team of immigration attorneys ready to work with you to make sure that you have the best possible chance at adjusting your status and becoming a permanent resident. Contact De Castroverde Law to discuss your options today.