Work Permit and Travel Document During the Green Card Process
The process of
Adjustment of Status is for immigrants that are physically present in the United States and
have an immigrant Visa available. Only those in the immediate relative
category are allowed to apply for a Green Card even if their current immigration
status expired already.
Are you ready to apply for your adjustment of status? The Law Offices of
Simone Bertollini is here to help! Please feel free to contact us when
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request an appointment.
Applying for an Adjustment of Status
The Adjustment of Status process can take a long time, from 4 months to
more than one year, depending on the circumstances of the case. During
this wait period it is possible to apply for
temporary work authorization as well as an
advance parole document (travel permit).
Obtaining the temporary work authorization allows a Green Card applicant
to start working legally and apply for a Social Security Number and driver's license.
Leaving the United States while an adjustment of status is pending is considered
to be an abandonment of the application, unless advance parole was granted
prior to departure. Moreover, a departure without an advance parole document
can trigger the 3-year or 10-year ban, if the applicant had overstayed
his or her Visa.
The Application Process
The request for temporary work authorization and advance parole document
is made on
Forms I-765 and
I-131. There is no filing fee for these forms when they are filed in conjunction with
Both the temporary work authorization and the advance parole document are
revoked when the case is either approved or denied. For this reason, an
applicant for Adjustment of Status should travel outside the U.S. only
in emergency situations.
Contact My Firm Today!
Law Office of Simone Bertollini, I handle all kind of immigration issues, from temporary
U.S. Citizenship as well as
deportation defense. As a
New Jersey immigration lawyer I have helped dozens of immigrants get their
Green Card through marriage. When filing an Adjustment of Status package, I make sure that all the
documents are in order, so that the USCIS issues a work authorization
and advance parole card within a few weeks from the filing date.
If you want to schedule a first initial consultation with an experienced
immigration attorney, please
contact our office by phone or by filling out a
case evaluation form.