Adjustment of Status (AOS) is the process for you if your foreign national spouse legally enters into the United States and is currently in the United States.
If your spouse still resides in his/her country, please click here.
Q, What are the requirements for you to apply for a marriage-based permanent residency (Green card)?
A. There are 4 main requirements.
4 Requirements to Apply for a Marriage-Based Permanent Residence (Greencard)
1. The petitioner is a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident.
2. The marriage is legal in the United States (both parties are either single or divorced).
3. The petitioner (a U.S. citizen or a legal permanent resident) has enough income to support his/her non-US citizen spouse.
4/ The Married couple reside in the United States (if not, you can proceed with the consular process as below).
Q, How long does it take to obtain a green card for my foreign national spouse based on our marriage?
A. It usually takes about 6 months to obtain a green card for your foreign national spouse if there is no special circumstances to be considered in your case. Should you have any previous divorce or arrest/ detention, please mention it to the attorney at your initial consultation.
Q. How much is our filing fees in total?
A. FILING FEES (these fees need to be submitted in checks or money order drawn from U.S. financial institution and payable in U.S. funds; NEW: now you can pay your filing and biometric fees with a credit card): $1760 plus $200~300 for medical exam. All filing fees are due at your initial filing.
Breakdown of the filing fees:
EAD card (I-765): fees waived
Advance Parole(I-131): fees waived
Biometric:$85 only for applicants between 14 and 79 years of age.
Q. What types of payment do you accept?
A. We accept personal checks, money orders, credit cards, and wire transfer.