Attorney Mooradian recently obtained adjustment of status (permanent residency) for a client from South America. The client came to the United States on a fiance visa and was married a short time after his arrival. He and his spouse settled in the Worcester area and came to Attorney Mooradian seeking to obtain a green card.
Among the clients' concerns was the ability of the recent immigrant to travel. Attorney Mooradian filed the application for adjustment of status along with a work authorization application and an application for advanced parole such that the client could travel. The application for adjustment was approved quickly, and in fact, the application was thorough to the extent that no interview was required. Although interviews are very common in such adjustments of status based on marriage, the Lawrence Field Office was satisfied with the packet submitted by Attorney Mooradian and did not require an interview. Now, the client will be able to use his green card to travel once it arrives from the USCIS office.
The client is now able to remain in the United States as a permanent resident, and in three years, he may be able to obtain citizenship through the naturalization process.