Specializing in Immigration Law

Adjustment of Status

Attorney Rupal Parikh Aristimuno, J.D., L.L.M, is an expert immigration lawyer, with over twelve years’ experience practicing immigration law. Her law firm helps individuals and families find the best ways to obtain permanent legal residence (green card) through the adjustment of status process. The Offices of Attorney Rupal are headquartered in Montclair, New Jersey, just 30 minutes from New York City. Her law firm offers client services nationwide, helping to solve the immigration needs of individuals, families, and businesses.

Do you want to obtain Permanent Residence (green card) status? Do you live in the U.S.?

Attorney Rupal offers nationwide client services. Contact her to learn how you can petition for adjustment of status.

Immigration Lawyer Attorney Rupal Aristimuno

Law Offices of Immigration Lawyer Rupal Parikh Aristimuno in Montclair, New Jersey

What is Adjustment of Status?
Foreign nationals in the United States under nonimmigrant visas can often be eligible for permanent residency (“green card”) through adjustment of status, or AOS. In certain circumstances, adjustment of status permits a person already in the U.S. to obtain permanent status without having to depart the US and file at a U.S. consulate abroad.
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Generally speaking, a foreign national must be in the U.S. under lawful admission and maintain a valid nonimmigrant status at the time of application for adjustment, although current laws provide for specific exceptions to this rule. AOS in most instances is based upon an approved petition reflecting an individual’s qualifying family relationship or an employment-based petition.

However, you might qualify for AOS despite the lack of valid current status
The law permits adjustment of status in many other situations, including:

  • Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens: spouses, parents and unmarried minor children
  • Certain persons who may have entered the U.S. illegally prior to a specified date
  • Persons eligible for asylum
  • Persons eligible for refugee status
  • Favorable results in the diversity visa lottery

Whether your current non-immigrant status indicates a relatively easy path to AOS or you’ll need to obtain adjustment under a recognized exception to the general procedure, Immigration attorney Rupal Aristimuno can advise you about your options for achieving permanent lawful residence in the U.S.

Obstacles to Lawful Permanent Residence
Adjustment of status amounts to a rigorous analysis of a person’s eligibility for permanent residence in the U.S.

The process essentially involves a complete review of a person’s entire history to identify any information that could prevent a foreign national from obtaining the green card.

The review process encompasses multiple steps. In addition to a review of the visa petition, the process includes fingerprints and biometrics, background and security checks, a formal USCIS interview, and a careful search for specific grounds of inadmissibility or removability.

While a finding of inadmissibility can prevent a grant of permanent residency, U.S. immigration law is filled with provisions that may forgive or provide waivers for even the most serious immigration violations.

Immigration Attorney Rupal Parikh Aristimuno has extensive experience in solving even the most complex adjustment of status problems. She has worked extensively with individuals from all backgrounds to help achieve their goal of permanent residence in the U.S. She can work effectively with clients anywhere in the country.

Who can help me?

“Only attorneys or accredited representatives can give you legal advice about which forms to submit, explain immigration options you may have, and communicate with USCIS about your case.” USCIS

Immigration Lawyer Rupal Aristimuno always provides frank and precise answers to your questions.
She provides unparalleled personal support throughout the entire process.

She explains each immigration process carefully, so that you know just what to expect: length of time, priority dates, evidence and documentation requirements, visa bulletins, interview process, and the affidavits of support that must be completed for the non-citizen relative.

For additional information about our client services in family immigration, contact Immigration Attorney Rupal Parikh Aristimuno by phone or e-mail.

We offer payment plans to fit your family’s needs.

Immigration Attorney Rupal can help
with your Adjustment of Status.
Call 1.973.577.6564 to schedule your consultation.


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Attorney Rupal Aristimuno is a Member of AILA

New Jersey State Bar Association: the professional regulating body for immigration lawyers in New Jersey

Attorney Rupal Aristimuno is a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association