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At Kasturi Law, LLC, our Naperville and Schaumburg immigration and nationality law attorney and law firm founder, Shobhana Kasturi, helps individuals and families throughout Illinois and nationwide with Adjustment of Status petitions.

Adjustment of status is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status (also known as applying for a Green Card) when you are present in the United States. This means you may get a Green Card without returning to your home country to complete visa processing. Here, we discuss why it matters:

Why an Adjust of Status Matters to Your Legal Status in the U.S.

Adjustment of status allows individuals to transition from temporary immigration statuses (such as student or work visas) to lawful permanent resident status, granting them the right to reside and work in the United States indefinitely.

Why an Adjust of Status Matters to Your Legal Status in the U.S.

Other reasons why your status adjustment matters may include, but is not limited to:

  • Stability

Lawful permanent residency provides stability and security by allowing individuals to live and work in the United States without fearing deportation or losing legal status.

  • Work Authorization

Lawful permanent residents are generally authorized to work in the United States without additional employment authorization documents. This provides greater flexibility and opportunities for career advancement.

  • Investment and Business Opportunities

Lawful permanent residency opens up investment and business opportunities in the United States. Many immigrants use their status as lawful permanent residents to start businesses, invest in real estate, or pursue entrepreneurial ventures.

  • Access to Benefits

Lawful permanent residents are eligible for various federal and state benefits, including healthcare, education, and social services. Adjustment of status ensures individuals and their families have access to these benefits.

  • Family Reunification

Adjustment of status allows family members to remain together in the United States. Many adjustment of status applications are based on family relationships, such as marriage to a U.S. citizen or sponsorship by a family member.

  • Travel Freedom

Lawful permanent residents have greater freedom to travel in and out of the United States than individuals with temporary immigration statuses. While travel outside the United States may require a valid green card and adherence to specific residency requirements, lawful permanent residents generally face fewer travel restrictions.

  • Sense of Belonging

Adjustment of status can provide a sense of belonging and integration into American society. Lawful permanent residents contribute to their communities, participate in civic activities, and enjoy the rights and privileges of residency.

  • Path to Citizenship

Lawful permanent residents may be eligible to apply for U.S. citizenship after meeting specific residency and other requirements. Adjustment of status is often the first step on the path to naturalization and obtaining full citizenship rights.

Do You Need Help Pursuing an Adjustment of Status? Kasturi Law Can Help.

At Kasturi Law, LLC, our immigration practice is driven by the desire to give a voice to those who most need it, including those seeking an adjustment of status.

Contact our immigration law firm today to schedule a consultation that suits your needs.

Whether you prefer an in-person meeting, a phone call, or a Zoom session, we are here to accommodate you. You can even schedule a consultation directly using our online calendar, choosing between 30-minute or 60-minute timeframes. We value your time and want to ensure that your immigration questions receive the attention they deserve, helping you confidently move forward.