Adjustment of status through marriage is the legal process to apply for lawful permanent residency in the United States, through obtaining a marriage based green card. If you’re a foreign national that’s married to a US citizen (or vice versa) LA Legal Advocates can help.
What is a marriage based green card (I-485 green card)
A marriage based green card allows the non-citizen spouse of a green card holder or a U.S citizen to obtain lawful permanent residence in the U.S. To obtain a marriage based green card, your eligibility depends on whether you entered the U.S. lawfully and whether your spouse is a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen.
How to apply for a marriage based green card
To apply for adjustment of status through marriage you may be required to file some of the following immigration forms:
I-485 green card eligibility
Where your petitioning spouse is a green card holder and the beneficiary is in the U.S., you may adjust in the U.S. if:
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