5 Adjustment of Status Tips
Are you filing for adjustment of status and have questions? Check out our 5 adjustment of status tips, then contact our New Jersey attorney.
1) Why Do I Have to File a Work Authorization Form by Marriage?
- It is a good thing to complete because the work authorization document resembles a NJ drivers license and can be used as identification.
- You will be able to apply for a social security number, and gain a driver’s license.
- This also gives the ability to work outside the home if that person change their mind.
2) Filing an Adjustment of Status through Marriage of a U.S. Citizen
- You must enter the US lawfully.
- Your spouse-to-be must be a US Citizen, not a Green Card holder.
- You must demonstrated that you have a job and are working.
3) Requirements to File an I-751 Petition
- You must convert your two year Green Card into a permanent 10 year Green Card.
- You must file 90 days prior to your conditional Green Card expiration date.
- You must prove your marriage is legitimate by joint documentation.
4) Abusive Spouse Won’t File the I-751 Form
- Their is a waiver for the I-751 that allows you to bypass the joint signature needed to complete the form. You will need to document the reason for the waiver.
- Once you complete the waiver, you will also need to submit evidence of the abuse by either phones, hospital records, or affidavits. You will also need to prove that the marriage was made in good faith and not just for citizenship.
5) Loss of Green Card Conditions Based on Divorce
- You can file a petition to convert a two year conditional Green Card into a I-751.
- You must prove that you had a bonafide marriage with joint issued documentation after the divorce.
Are you filing for adjustment of status and have more questions about our 5 adjustment of status tips? Contact our experienced New Jersey Immigration Lawyer for aid.
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