Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of Status (AOS) through employment refers to the process of transitioning from a temporary U.S. visa (F1) to permanent residency (green card) based on employment sponsorship while already in the United States. To pursue AOS as an F1 visa holder through employment, the following general steps need to be followed:

The process at a glance

  • 1 Employer sponsoring the F1 visa holder
  • 2 Labor Certification at US Department of Labor
  • 3 I-140 and I-485 petition at the USCIS
  • 4 Biometrics Appointment and Interview
Adjustment of Status
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From Nonimmigrant Visa to Green Card

Adjustment of Status (AOS) is for individuals who are physically present in the United States with a legal nonimmigrant status. The process involves converting a nonimmigrant status, such as F1 (student visa), to an employment-based immigrant status, such as the EB-3 visa category and become a permanent resident in the U.S.

Eligibility Criteria for Adjustment of Status

To be eligible, a qualifying job offer from a U.S. employer, the necessary educational or professional qualifications, and meeting specific requirements outlined by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is crucial.

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Advantages of the EB-3 Visa

  • 1Convert nonimmigrant visa to Green Card
  • 2 Stay in the U.S. during the process
  • 3Family members can concurrently file for AOS
  • 4Work legally while the application is pending
  • 5No Consular Processing
  • 6Quicker Application Process

Application process

The initial step in the adjustment of status process involves securing a valid job offer from a U.S. employer. Subsequently, the employer initiates the Labor Certification process to showcase the lack of qualified U.S. workers for the position. Following this, an Immigrant Petition (I-140) for Alien Worker is submitted to USCIS. Upon approval of the I-140, the subsequent step necessitates the filing of the I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjustment of Status.

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How to apply

The specifics of your Adjustment of Status application process may vary based on factors such as field and level of your education, job experience, current place of residence and other relavant factors.

Our proficient legal team, specializing in employment-based processing, will guide you through every step of the process, starting from the initial assessment and gathering all the required documents to obtaining the Green card and completing the final entry to the USA.

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