Adjustment of Status Pre-Registration

Soon, many individuals who are beneficiaries of an approved employment-based immigrant visa petition (I-140) will be eligible to pre-register for adjustment of status.

Currently, most employment-based immigrant visa categories have a several year backlog. This means that although the visa petition has been approved, individuals are not able to actually apply for permanent resident status and begin working while waiting for a visa number to become available.

Under the new program, these individuals will be able to file an I-485, Adjustment of Status application before a visa number is available, thereby gaining the advantages of having a pending application. This will allow these applicants to work legally in the U.S. while waiting for a visa number in their category to become available.

Call Kelli Y Allen Immigration Law at 704-727-4900 to see if you qualify.