Permanent Residency, Work and Overseas Travel:
Applying for US Permanent Residency (Green Card): Adjustment of Status Guide (K1 & K3 Visa Holders)
Step-by-Step Guide on How to File for Adjustment of Status for K1 and K3 Visa Holders
These are the basic steps required by the US Citizen and/or non US Citizen Spouse. These steps should be followed as a guideline and not as specific requirements for any given case. Every case is unique and this does not address that uniqueness.
- When filing for Adjustment of Status K1 and K3 Visa holders are now required to submit their paperwork to the National Address (Chicago Lockbox) instead of at their local CIS office.
- National office will send you communications requesting biometrics be taken and schedule an interview with you for this.
- After the National office completes initial processing your case will be referred to your local CIS office where you will be interviewed for your permanent residency or be transferred to CSC.
- To determine the amount of time it will take your local office to schedule your interview appointment refer to Processing Times page and click on USCIS District Processing Times link
You should always verify the current forms at www.uscis.gov. and download as needed.