Adjustment of Status for U.S. Residents

Helping Residents of North Charleston and Beyond

During a visit to the U.S. on a temporary visa, it might be possible to apply for lawful permanent resident status. If this option is available, you will become a Green Card holder without the standard requirement of returning to your home country in order to process the visa. The eligibility criteria for adjusting your status can vary depending on the category of immigrant visa for which you are applying. If you would like guidance in this area, we can help you determine which category best suits your circumstance. It may also be possible to apply for an adjustment of status from outside of the U.S. In this case, the visa would be processed through the consulate or embassy. A lawyer can help you through the specific needs of your case and help create a process when it comes to adjusting your status.

“Attorney Maghzi responds to my email in less than 2 hours and in each communication, she answers patiently all questions and concerns that I have about my case.”

- Saara M.

About the Adjustment of Status Process

Although the steps of the process will vary from case to case, in general, an attorney like Ameneh Maghzi at Maghzi Law Firm, LLC can help you through the following steps of the adjustment of status process:

  • Filing an immigrant petition: In most cases, this must be filed by a third party, such as a family member or an employer, who will effectively serve as your sponsor. A lawyer can help navigate who the ideal party would be to help through this process.

  • Confirming visa availability: Typically, a visa must be available in your specific category before you can file your Form I-485. An attorney can help make sure an immigrant visa is available prior to applying for permanent residence.

  • Interview guidance and coaching: Upon reviewing your application, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officials might decide that it is necessary for you to answer questions under an oath or affirmation. A lawyer will be familiar with the expectations of this process and can provide support in helping you answer their questions accurately in order to the application process.

Overall, we understand that adjusting status can be a complicated process, and we are here to take the complexities out of the equation and allow you to have a clearer understanding of what is expected. In the long run, a North Charleston immigration lawyer often saves an applicant a tremendous amount of time because we know exactly what the legalities are for your specific situation and will help you execute the necessary steps successfully.

If you need guidance with adjusting your status in North Charleston, call Maghzi Law Firm, LLC today at (843) 800-2750 or contact us online. We also serve clients in Charleston, SC.

Giving Clients Peace of Mind

What Makes Us Different
  • Driven

    Given the amount of skill and experience this team has, we pledge to leave no stone unturned and going above and beyond to provide the best immigration services tailored to your needs.

  • Resourceful

    With a large team on hand and English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Farsi language-speaking services available, we aim to provide all the resources you need to make the immigration process easier.

  • Relatable

    As an immigrant herself, founding attorney Ameneh Maghzi understands the difficulties of immigration and she has made it her mission to make the process as smooth as possible for her clients.

  • Experienced

    With our sole focus on immigration law, our firm is well equipped to handle a wide range of immigration services.

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We leave no stone unturned and make it our goal to change peoples' lives for the better. Reach out to our firm today to speak to explore your immigration options.

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