Our Locations

55 Union Street, Suite 400
Boston, MA 02108

15 Church St, Suite 105
Salem, MA 01970

Should I Get a Lawyer for My Adjustment of Status Application?

adjustment of status lawyer

If you’re looking to apply for adjustment of status, you need a lawyer you can trust.  An experienced immigration lawyer can help ensure your application has all the required documents and is not delayed.

Adjustment of status is the process of applying for a green card while remaining within the United States.  Generally, you must be an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, whether you’re married to them, a parent, or a child.

Assuming you entered the country legally and do not have disqualifying criminal charges, you can apply for adjustment of status.  There is a large number of documents you need to apply, and there are a series of forms as well.  It can be easy to make mistakes.  Mistakes can mean delays, wasted money, and even denial of your immigration application.

What Process Do You Follow for an Adjustment of Status Application?

Whenever I help someone apply for adjustment of status, I send them an electronic questionnaire that explains all of the information that I need.  The form allows you to flag questions or ask me directly if something confuses you.  I can respond directly on the application to answer your question.

I also send you a list of documents that USCIS will require us to send as well.  These items can be directly sent to me via online portal or email, or brought into the office.

Once we have completed the information, we meet in person to sign the paperwork and send it off to USCIS.  I always send immigration paperwork with signature confirmation to ensure that it is properly received and processed.

After the petition is received, it is mostly a waiting game.  We wait to potentially receive a request for evidence or interview request.  I have also been successful in having clients receive a green card without an interview as well.

How Can a Lawyer Help with My Adjustment of Status Application?

The main benefit of hiring an immigration lawyer for your adjustment of status application is that it helps to ensure the process runs smoothly.  I will appear as your attorney in your application and prepare it.  We can make sure we have all the paperwork necessary.  This helps make sure you do not receive an unnecessary rejection or request for evidence.


If you’re looking for a trustworthy immigration attorney for your adjustment of status application, call or text me today at 617-295-7500.  I’d be glad to help prepare your application and help ensure a smooth process.


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.

Boston Attorney

The court system is stressful, whether you’re being charged with a crime, being sued, suing someone, or fighting for your ability to stay and work in this country. You need someone who appreciates this and can dedicate the time not only to represent you effectively in court but to guide you through the process.

Recent Articles

Contact us