USCIS Approval for I-485 and I-130 for Client Who Was Formerly an F-1 Nonimmigrant

Getson & Schatz, P.C. provided immigration representation to a US Citizen petitioning her spouse for a green card based upon their marriage. The spouse had originally entered the U.S. using an F-1 nonimmigrant student visa. The F-1 visa is granted to applicants wishing to pursue a full course of academic study at an educational facility in the U.S. The F-1 visa has “durational status,” meaning the visa-holder will be “in status” so long as he/she is enrolled full-time in school. At the time our client came to us, her spouse was out-of-status. Our firm expeditiously prepared and filed Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, and Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization. We also filed Form I-864 Affidavit of Support. This document is signed by a sponsor on behalf of the intending immigrant – the person applying for an immigrant visa or adjustment of status. By signing this document, the sponsor agrees that if the intending immigrant becomes a public charge, the U.S. government can look to the sponsor’s assets and income for support. Following an interview at the local USCIS office, the green card was approved.

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