On almost a daily basis we receive calls from clients and potential clients who ask us the difference between “Changing Status in the U.S.” and “Adjusting Status in the U.S.” The words sound the same but the procedures are quite different. When one “Changes Status” in the U.S. it is done in the context of shifting or moving from one Nonimmigrant Visa Status to another. On the other hand, when someone wants to “Adjust their Status” this means that they are seeking to obtain Lawful Permanent Residence in the U.S. (usually by moving or shifting from a nonimmigrant status to the green card.

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