Nuts & Bolts Series: Filing a Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Application (Green Card) with the Immigration Service (1.0 General Participatory Credit)

Published by San Diego County Bar Association


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Our community is at the forefront of immigration issues, with many foreign-born individuals intending to reside here permanently. Adjustment of Status through marriage to a U.S. Citizen is one of the most common ways individuals can get their green cards and legally reside in the United States. Learn how to file a successful green card application, a marriage-based petition, adjustment of status and related applications with USCIS, and red flags to look for when interviewing clients. This program will be a great primer for new attorneys or practicing attorneys who want to expand their practice to include immigration law.

Get answers to the following questions and more:

- Who is eligible to adjust status because of marriage to a U.S. Citizen?
- What forms do I have to submit with the petition?
- What supporting documents should I obtain and provide?
- How do I handle requests for evidence?
- What should I expect at the adjustment of status interview?

Angelica Sciencio, Esq.
Angelica Sciencio is a California licensed attorney engaged in the general practice of the law with particular focus on immigration and family matters.

Since she began practicing law in 2009, Angelica has had the privilege of representing many of the world's top professional athletes, their families and support workers. She also is particularly dedicated to the Brazilian community in the United States.

Angelica graduated magna cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law...More

Originally Published

October 20, 2017

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Nuts & Bolts Series: Filing a Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Application - Video
  • Nuts & Bolts Series: Filing a Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Application - Paper

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