When we think of Immigrations, we often fell overwhelmed. With numerous forms to fill out, legal requirements to meet, and deadlines to keep track of, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s where we, The Law Offices of Connie Kaplan, P.A., come in. We’re here to guide you through the F1 Adjustment of Status process, making it as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Understanding the F1 Adjustment of Status
The F1 Adjustment of Status is a vital procedure that enables F1 students to transition from their non-immigrant status to an immigrant status, essentially becoming permanent residents. This process is particularly crucial for international students who aspire to stay in the U.S. after their studies.
Determining Your Eligibility for F1 Adjustment of Status
The initial step in the F1 Adjustment of Status process involves determining your eligibility. You must be physically present in the U.S., have entered the country legally, and be free from any disqualifying factors such as certain criminal convictions or immigration violations.
Filing Form I-485: The Key to Adjusting Your Status
The next step requires you to file Form I-485, the official Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. It’s critical to ensure this form is filled out accurately and completely, as any errors or omissions could result in delays or even denials.
Applying for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Advance Parole
While your application is under review, you may also apply for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Advance Parole. These documents grant you the ability to work and travel outside the U.S. during the application process.
Finally, you will have an interview at a USCIS office. This is your chance to validate the legitimacy of your application and express your intent to make the U.S. your permanent home.
Let The Law Offices of Connie Kaplan, P.A. Guide You
At The Law Offices of Connie Kaplan, P.A., we have experience with F1 Adjustment of Status process. Our legal team is prepared to guide you through each step, ensuring you have the best possible chance of success. Contact us today and embark on your journey towards making the United States your permanent home.