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Yaghmai Law Firm, APC’s top green card immigration lawyer can help you throughout the entire green card process, also referred to as an adjustment of status.

Our top I-485 green card lawyer in Los Angeles assists and guides clients all over the United States apply for their green cards.  We can help you with your green card application, whether through family based immigration via family members or extraordinary ability immigration as an athlete, artist, or entertainer.

The adjustment of status process can be complicated and requires great attention to detail.  Our knowledgeable green card lawyer will:

  • Identify and solve any legal issues with your case that may cause delays or a denial;

  • Do a thorough analysis of your immigration history;

  • Determine if you have any inadmissibility issues that would not allow you to file your application;

  • Streamline the gathering of your information through secure, cloud-based software;

  • Prepare all the required forms and verify them for accuracy;

  • Explain all the evidence required for a strong case;

  • Determine if your spouse and/or minor children are able to also get green cards through your Form I-485 application;

  • Explain the adjustment of status timeline and processing times to you;

  • Help you prepare for your green card interview;

  • And much more… 

It is important to remember that inadvertent errors or misrepresentations in the completion of any immigration forms could result in serious immigration consequences.  It is always highly advised to consult with a green card lawyer prior to filing for your adjustment of status.

Call us or text us at +1 (888) 800-6731 or contact us to book a consultation with our top green card attorney now!

What is a Green Card & Why Do I Need One?

A green card (Permanent Resident Card, Form I-551, or alien registration card) is issued by USCIS as evidence of their lawful permanent resident status in the United States. It is acceptable as proof of identity and employment authorization in the U.S.. Although some green cards do not have an expiration date, most are valid for 10 years. 

Green cards issued to individuals with conditional permanent resident status are valid for two years. Such individuals may include those who obtained their green card through a marriage of less than 2 years to their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse.  

Form I-485 Adjustment of Status: Green Card Application

 

To apply for a green card from inside the United States, you must use USCIS Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.  

If you live outside the United States, please visit our Consular Processing page for more information on how we can help you get an immigrant visa.

Adjustment of status is the process of applying for U.S. permanent residency.  It is used by individuals living inside the U.S. who are seeking family based green cards or employment based green cards.  

The I-485 process allows you to adjust your U.S. immigration status from a non-immigrant status to an immigrant status.  Upon approval of your I-485 adjustment of status application by USCIS, you become a lawful permanent resident of the United States, also known as LPR.  Your green card is evidence of your lawful permanent residence status as a legal immigrant inside the U.S.  

Form I-90: Green Card Renewal & Replacement

You must use USCIS Form I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card when you need to:

  • Renew your expiring card;

  • Replace a stolen, mutilated, destroyed, or lost green card;

  • Replace a card with incorrect information;

  • Replace a card after you legally change your name or other biographic information;

  • Replace a card if you never received your initial card in the mail;

Lawful Permanent Residents must replace their green card if:

  • Your card is either expired or will expire within the next six months;

  • Your previous card was lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed;

  • You received your card before you were 14 and you have reached your 14th birthday (unless your card expires before your 16th birthday);

  • You have been a commuter and are now taking up actual residence in the United States;

  • You have been a permanent resident residing in the United States and are now taking up commuter status;

  • Your status has been automatically converted to permanent resident status (this includes special agricultural worker applicants who are converting to permanent resident status);

  • You have a previous version of the Alien Registration Card (for example, USCIS Form AR-3, Form AR-103 or Form I-151, which are no longer valid to prove your immigration status) and must replace it with a current green card;

  • Your card contains incorrect information;

  • You have legally changed your name or other biographic information on the card since you last received your card; or

  • You never received the previous card we issued to you.

Conditional Permanent Residents must replace their green card if:

  • Your previous card was lost, stolen, mutilated, or destroyed;

  • Your card contains incorrect information;

  • You have legally changed your name or other biographic information on the card since you last received your card; or

  • You never received the previous card we issued to you.

Green Card Renewal Cost

The filing fees for all forms used to get immigration benefits are set by USCIS.  Currently, the Form I90 fee is $455 but is subject to change by the government.  

In certain situations, subject to certain requirements, you do not have to pay the I-90 filing fee, such as if your green card contains typographical errors due to USCIS error, or if you never received your green card in the mail.  

For the latest filing fee information, click here to visit the USCIS Fee Calculator tool.

Contact Yaghmai Law Firm, APC Today

Our experienced immigration lawyers are waiting to help you with your adjustment of status right now.  You don’t need to search “best green card lawyer near me” any more. Our immigration legal team is here to guide you through the confusing U.S. immigration laws.   

Call us or text us at +1 (888) 800-6731 or contact us to book a consultation with our top immigration lawyer now!

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