Adjustment of Status
Adjustment of Status is the technical name for the process of applying for a green card or Lawful Permanent Residency from inside the United States. Adjustment of Status applications usually require the applicant to appear at an interview at their local USCIS office. Applicants for Adjustment of Status may also be eligible for work and/or travel permits while their applications are pending.
In order to qualify for Adjustment of Status, applicants must have an underlying reason for their eligibility. Examples include an approved family petition, an approved employer petition, or the qualifying period of time with a U Visa.
Prospective applicants should review their eligibility carefully with an experienced attorney, because filing for Adjustment of Status does require that you disclose personal information to the government, which could expose you to immigration enforcement if your application is not approved.