Adjustment of Status
If you are already present in the U.S., you can adjust your nonimmigrant status to permanent resident status once the green card petition is approved.
Note: If you are outside the U.S., you must apply for Consular Processing of an immigrant visa at the American Consulate nearest your permanent residence.
Other Important Information
Before the issuance
of an immigrant visa, every applicant, regardless of age, must undergo a medical examination. The examination will be conducted by a doctor designated by the consular officer, if you are outside the U.S. or by the USCIS, if you are filing for adjustment of status. Costs for such examinations must be borne by the applicant, in addition to the visa fees.
Whenever there are more qualified applicants for a category than there are available numbers, the category will be considered oversubscribed, and immigrant visas will be issued in the chronological order in which the petitions were filed until the numerical limit for the category is reached. The filing date of a petition becomes the applicant's priority date. Immigrant visas cannot be issued until an applicant's priority date is reached. In certain heavily oversubscribed categories, there may be a waiting period of several years before a priority date is reached. View the Visa Bulletin
for the latest priority dates.
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