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Adjustment Of Status I-485

Adjustment of Status I-485 Lawyer in Alexandria, VA

Serving Clients in Fairfax County, Arlington County & Northern VA

Adjusting one's status to lawful permanent resident within the United States is pivotal for many immigrants. This procedure enables individuals already present in the U.S. on a temporary visa to obtain green card status without the need to return to their home country for visa processing. It's a path that leads to new opportunities and rights and promises a more secure future.

This procedure is conducted through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is a crucial step for many immigrants seeking to lay down roots in the U.S., pursue employment opportunities, or unite with family members.

Mughal Law Firm provides experienced and skilled legal help for those who wish to file an Adjustment of Status I-485, the application for pursuing a green card. Our team has handled thousands of cases since our firm's founding a decade ago. We go the extra mile to provide you with knowledgeable and compassionate legal help from beginning to end of the legal process. 

You can reach us via our online contact form or at (703) 520-7571 to book a confidential consultation with our Alexandria Adjustment of Status attorney. 

Who Is Eligible for Adjustment of Status I-485?

You are eligible to file an I-485 in the following circumstances

  • You have an approved I-130 through a family member
  • You have an approved I-140 through your employer or are qualified EB1, EB2, or EB3.
  • You have a special immigrant visa through your work with the US government.
  • An immigration court or refugee status from the UN has granted you asylum status.
  • You have an approved Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petition
  • You qualify for various other statutory reliefs

Hear From Our Happy Clients

At Mughal Law Firm, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our clients have to say about working with us.

    "Mughal Law Firm demonstrates sincere professionalism."
    Our family has consulted Mughal Law Firm throughout our citizenship process. They've shown true professionalism and integrity. Always prompt to respond and considerate of our circumstances. Highly recommend them for any legal needs.
    - Maritza U.
    "True professionalism and integrity."
    Our family used Mughal Law Firm for our citizenship process. They’ve shown true professionalism and integrity, always prompt and considerate. Highly recommend for legal needs.
    - Maritza U.
    "Knows His Stuff"
    If anyone needs corrections or amendments done to their long-form birth certificates, Mr. Mughal and his office are the only ones in Northern VA that know their stuff!
    - Andrew G.
    "Dedicated & Truly Competent"
    I cannot say enough wonderful things about Shawn Mughal Law Firm and his staff. His holistic approach to his clients is what I think sets him apart from the rest.
    - Tammy T.
    "Always Available to Help"
    We filed my brother-in-law’s immigration case with Shawn Mughal. We were explained the whole process, time frames, charges, and were given answers to every question and concern we had.
    - Tayyaba M.

Who Is Not Eligible?

Even if one of the above applies to you, you may still be ineligible for a green card. 

Many reasons may exist for your green card to be denied, but among the most prevalent reasons are the following:

  • You have certain crimes on your record, such as possession of marijuana; however, you may be eligible for certain waivers in these cases
  • You are perceived as dangerous for various reasons
  • You were admitted as a crewman on a boat, as someone in transit through the U.S., or as someone coming to testify as a witness
  • You will become a public charge, relying on social welfare upon establishing U.S. residence

Watch our brief immigration law video to learn how we can help you reach your immigration goals. Our team understands the importance of providing the legal representation you need to increase your chances of success at this critical time. 

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Helping Unite Families Since 2013

Why Choose Mughal Law Firm?
  • Client Centered Approach
    Our solutions are tailored to your specific objectives and needs.
  • Providing Service in Spanish
    Immigration help provided by a Spanish-speaking team.
  • We Only Handle Immigration
    We're exclusively focused on handling immigration cases.
  • Virtual Consultation Available
    Meet with our immigration lawyers during a virtual consultation!

What Do You Need to File an I-485?

To file a Form I-485, you need proof of your eligibility, which generally requires: 

  • Birth certificates
  • Passports
  • Proof of your eligibility category
  • Proof that you are not in one of the ineligible categories
  • Medical examination
  • Proof that you won’t become a public charge

Often, proof that you will not be a public charge may require Form I-864, an Affidavit of Support. However, some eligibility categories do not need an I-864. If that is the case, you must prove your assets and employment.

How We Guide You Through the Filing Process

Our firm focuses exclusively on navigating the complex landscape of U.S. immigration law, including adjusting one's status. We can guide you through every step of the filing process, ensuring you understand eligibility, gather the necessary documentation, and prepare for your interview. 

Our services include:

  • Comprehensive eligibility assessment: We begin by evaluating your situation to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements for adjustment of status.
  • Documentation and petition preparation: Our team assists in gathering all necessary documents, including evidence of lawful entry, relationship to a U.S. citizen or LPR, and any other required forms or evidence.
  • Filing and process navigation: We manage submitting your I-485 application and monitor its progress, keeping you informed at every step. This includes preparing you for the biometrics appointment and any interviews or additional requests from USCIS.
  • Interview preparation: We provide essential guidance and preparation materials for your USCIS interview, ensuring you know what to expect and how to present your case effectively.

Mughal Law Firm is committed to making your dream of becoming a lawful permanent resident a reality. Our knowledge and personalized approach helps simplify the process, allowing you to confidently focus on creating your future in the U.S..

Contact us by email or call (703) 520-7571 to schedule a consultation with our Alexandria adjustment of status lawyer today. 

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