Can I apply for my green card while I’m present in the United States?

Applying for a green card is typically accomplished by attending an interview before a U.S. consular officer at a consulate or embassy in a foreign country. Having said that, there are exceptions to the rule that allow certain individuals present in legal status in the United States to apply for a green card without having to leave the United States. You can review our article discussing the eligibility requirements for applying for a green card within the United States by clicking here.

If you have fallen out of legal status, you still may qualify for adjustment of status. You can review our article discussing eligibility requirements for applying for a green card pursuant to section 245i of the Immigration Nationality Act by clicking here.

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