Once you are the beneficiary of an approved immigrant petition and an immigrant visa number is immediately available to you, there are two ways to apply for lawful permanent resident status (a Green Card). If you are outside of the United States, you may apply at a U.S. Department of State consulate abroad for an immigrant visa to come to the United States and be admitted as a permanent resident. This pathway is referred to as consular processing. If you are already in the United States, you can apply for permanent resident status without having to return to your home country to complete processing. This process is called adjustment of status.
The professionals at Mallett & Associates can help guide you through this complicated process and answer any questions you have along the way. With over 13 years of experience helping hundreds of individuals and families with their immigration legal issues, you can rely on us to help. We fight to keep families together!