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How Long Does Adjustment of Status Take?

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Generally, how long an adjustment of status application takes depends on a lot of factors.  It depends on whether you submitted the correct paperwork, the current processing times, and how organized your application is.

An experienced immigration attorney can help ensure that your adjustment of status application is processed as quickly as possible.  A lawyer can make sure you do not make any unnecessary mistakes that delay your application.

What are the Steps to Apply for Adjustment of Status?

For my clients, I generally apply for employment authorization and advance parole as well as adjustment of status.  The advance parole and employment authorization are processed prior to the green card application.

I have an electronic application process, where I gather the information remotely to fill the forms.  Once I fill the forms, we can meet in person to sign them and send them to USCIS.

Once the forms are filled out and I have all the necessary documents, we can meet within a week to sign the paperwork and send it off.  I always send the documents with signature confirmation.  This ensures they are received and we can prove they are.

What is the Processing Time for a Green Card Application?

The exact processing time depends on the caseload USCIS is experiencing at the time.  However, generally, a well-done green card application can take anywhere from nine to twelve months from sending it in to interview.   This can vary widely depending on a number of factors, though.

An immigration lawyer can help ensure the processing time is as little as possible.  This is because they can organize the file in a way that immigration authorities can recognize and ensure that they have all the necessary documents to review your application.


If you are looking for an immigration attorney you can trust with your adjustment of status application, call or text me today at 617-295-7500.  I would be glad to help you with the paperwork and ensure it has the best chance of success.


Although I am an attorney, I am not your attorney.  Please do not rely on anything on this page as legal advice because any specific advice would depend on your situation.  Any results posted on this page are not guarantees of outcomes in your case.

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