Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status in MA
Skilled Representation from Our Wakefield Immigration Lawyer
When you marry a U.S. citizen, you can apply for a marriage-based adjustment
of status. This essentially means that person can apply to be a lawful
U.S. permanent resident. DiSisto Law, P.C. is an immigration law firm
that understands the process of marriage-based adjustment of status and
the unique challenges that can arise during that process.
Attorney DiSisto will dedicate the time and resources needed to assist
with your adjustment needs.
Contact our firm today to learn more.
Filing a petition entails a number of important steps, such as:
- Filing a petition and getting approval
- Appling for a green card
- Completing a fingerprinting and photography session
- Having a personal interview to prove validity of the marriage
There are several complications that can arise. If someone has entered
the United States without inspection, that person could be subject to
a three to ten year bar if he or she leaves the country. If fraud is suspected
based on wrong or inconsistent answers the parties may be separated and
interviewed alone and their green card status can be denied.
Preparing for an Interview
The interview can and will be personal in nature and it is best to be prepared
and understand what kinds of questions may be asked. The personal interview
and filing process also requires certain kinds of documentation, including
statements showing shared bank accounts, mortgage or lease statements,
or photographs. Wedding photos, vacation photos, and other proof of a
shared life can all be invaluable resources to ensure a smooth meeting.
Sworn statements from others, such as family and friends, can be helpful also.
Avoid Complications During Your Adjustment Process
Marriage is an exciting time for any couple. Ensuring a spouse can stay
in the U.S. legally is part of the process. While fairly simple for most
couples, immigration can still entail unforeseen complications and pose
challenges that require legal guidance.
Attorney DiSisto understands the importance of handling a marriage-based
adjustment of status legally and efficiently. She also knows the intimidation
factor that may be involved with the personal interview. She can dedicate
the time and resources needed to ensure a smooth process and help you
move forward as a couple.
Let our Wakefield immigration lawyer be your source for information, guidance, and legal
support as you go forward with an adjustment of status. Set up a
low-cost initial consultation
when you call