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In Need of an Immigration Lawyer in Wheaton, Illinois?

At Kasturi Law, LLC, our immigration lawyer knows our clients are anxious to get through the legal process and move forward confidently. However, the duration of the Wheaton immigration process can vary widely based on several factors, including the type of immigration category, the complexity of the case, the specific immigration program or visa, and the immigration authorities’ caseload and processing times. This is why we are here.

Shobhana Kasturi, our immigration and nationality law attorney and law firm founder, is a proud first-generation immigrant who practices immigration law to give a voice to those in DuPage County who need it most — including those who live in Wheaton.

Wheaton is home to around 52,000 people who share the city’s just over 11 square miles. Of the nearly 89% of its native-born residents, almost 62% were born in Wheaton. The other 11% of the Wheaton population is foreign-born, with just over 4% being non-citizens and the other 7% being counted as naturalized citizens.

Our immigration law firm assists individuals and families throughout Illinois and neighboring states in understanding the federal process of legally entering the United States and, more importantly, remaining in the U.S. with the proper documentation to move forward confidently.

If you, someone you love, or your family is seeking a determined path to immigration, we have the legal solutions you need to achieve success. Contact our skilled and passionate immigration attorney for help today. We provide in-office, phone, and Zoom consultations to help you understand your legal rights and options so you can make informed decisions about your immigration journey.

Immigration Attorney Practice Areas Serving Clients in Wheaton, IL

Kasturi Law Immigration Attorney Practice Areas Serving Clients in Wheaton, IL

With more than 25 years of experience, our law firm focuses only on immigration because we know how important it is to us, our families, and our Wheaton clients.

We understand that immigration applications of all types require thorough documentation and accurate completion to avoid delays or rejections. We assist our clients in understanding their rights while preparing and submitting applications, ensuring that all necessary documents are included and filed correctly, and preparing them for the next steps.

Our immigration attorney can help with your Wheaton immigration journey, even some of the difficult immigration cases, including those involving:

At Kasturi Law, LLC, our Illinois immigration and nationality attorney focuses only on providing legal solutions for immigrants who need our help to flourish in a country built on migrant success stories. Contact our immigration law firm today to schedule an in-person, phone, or Zoom consultation, or schedule a consultation directly using our online calendar — in 30-minute or 60-minute timeframes — to ensure their immigration questions get the attention they deserve on their schedules and learn more about our services and how we can help them confidently move forward.

Can I Apply for a Green Card While in the United States on a Visitor or Student Visa?

In most cases, individuals who are in the United States on a Visitor Visa (B-1/B-2) or a Student Visa (F-1) are not eligible to directly apply for a lawful permanent residency (Green Card) while they are in the United States.

However, there are some exceptions and alternative pathways to obtaining a green card while in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa:

Adjustment of Status (AOS)

In certain circumstances, individuals who are lawfully present in the United States and meet the eligibility criteria may apply for adjustment of status (AOS) to obtain a green card without leaving the country.

Common eligibility categories for AOS include:

  • Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, including spouses, unmarried children under 21, and parents of U.S. citizens).
  • If eligible, specific employment-based immigrant categories and a visa number are immediately available.
  • Asylum seekers who have been granted asylum or admitted to the United States as refugees.

Marriage to a U.S. Citizen

If you are in the United States on a visitor or student visa and marry a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible to adjust your status to that of a lawful permanent resident based on your marriage. However, it is essential to ensure that the marriage is bona fide and not solely for immigration purposes.

Special Immigrant Categories

Some special immigrant categories allow individuals to apply for adjustment of status from within the United States, even if they are on a nonimmigrant visa. Examples include religious workers, certain international organization employees, and certain juvenile immigrants who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.

Family or Employment-Based Petition with Consular Processing

Alternatively, individuals on nonimmigrant visas may choose to return to their home country and apply for a green card through consular processing after a family member or employer files an immigrant petition.

This process involves attending an interview at a U.S. consulate or embassy abroad.

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Contact Our Dedicated Immigration Attorney Today

At Kasturi Law, LLC, our immigration attorney can assess your eligibility for adjustment of status or other green card pathways while on a visitor or student visa in the United States. Attempting to adjust status without proper eligibility or understanding of immigration laws can lead to complications or even immigration violations.

We believe in you, your immigration journey, and your success. Contact us today to learn how we can help with your unique case, or schedule a consultation directly using our online calendar — in 30-minute or 60-minute timeframes — to ensure your immigration questions get the attention they deserve on your schedule.

Directions from Wheaton, Illinois to Kasturi Law, LLC

Total Est. Time: 21 min
Total Est. Distance: 12.5 Miles

  • Take Aurora Ave to US-34 W/W Ogden Ave
  • Take Illinois Rte 59 S to Pheasant Chase Dr in Plainfield
  • Follow Pheasant Chase Dr to Quail Run Dr
  • Turn right onto Pheasant Chase Dr
  • Turn right onto Quail Run Dr