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    Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing

    Expertly navigating Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing for your residency goals.

    Streamlining Your Journey to Legal Residency

    Navigating the intricacies of U.S. immigration can be challenging, but with the right guidance, the journey to legal residency becomes a clear and attainable path. At Novo Legal Group, we specialize in both Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing, essential procedures in the immigration system. Our approach is comprehensive, detailed, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, ensuring that every step towards residency is taken with precision and care.

    Understanding Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing

    Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing are two distinct pathways to obtaining a green card or legal residency in the United States. Each serves a different purpose based on the applicant's current location and immigration status.

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    Adjustment of Status

    Who It’s For: Individuals already in the U.S. on a temporary visa, seeking to obtain lawful permanent residency without returning to their home country.

    The Process:

    1. Eligibility Check: Determining if you’re eligible for Adjustment of Status, often based on family relationships, employment, or special categories like asylum.
    2. Filing the Application: Submission of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, along with necessary supporting documents.
    3. Biometrics Appointment: Attending an appointment for fingerprinting and background checks.
    4. Interview: Depending on the case, you may be required to attend an interview at a USCIS office.
    5. Approval and Green Card Issuance: Upon approval, you receive your green card, signifying your status as a lawful permanent resident.

    Consular Processing

    Who It’s For: Individuals outside the U.S. or those who cannot adjust their status while in the U.S.

    The Process:

    1. Petition Approval: Typically begins with an approved petition, like Form I-130 for family-based applications.
    2. National Visa Center (NVC) Processing: After petition approval, the case is transferred to the NVC, which collects fees, forms, and required documents.
    3. Interview Appointment: Scheduling and attending a visa interview at a U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country.
    4. Medical Examination: Completing a medical examination by an approved physician.
    5. Visa Issuance: If approved, a visa is issued, allowing you to travel to the U.S.
    6. U.S. Entry and Green Card Issuance: Upon entry into the U.S., you will receive your green card by mail.
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    Why Choose Novo Legal Group?

    Our expertise in both Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing sets us apart. We provide:

    • Detailed Guidance: From the initial assessment to the final steps, we ensure every detail is meticulously covered.
    • Customized Strategy: Understanding that every case is unique, we tailor our approach to fit your specific circumstances.
    • Support Through Challenges: Navigating complexities such as delays, requests for evidence, or interview preparation, we stand by you at every turn.
    • Commitment to Success: Our goal is your successful transition to legal residency in the U.S., handled with professionalism and personal care.

    Embark on Your Residency Journey

    Whether adjusting your status in the U.S. or processing your visa application abroad, Novo Legal Group is ready to guide you through each step of the process. Start your path to U.S. residency with a team that combines legal expertise with a commitment to your personal journey.