What Is the Adjustment of Status?
Adjustment of Status Explained
Adjustment of Status allows a foreigner to obtain a Green card (permanent residency). The adjustment of status enables the applicant to legally work in the U.S. and travel authorization while the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) completes processing their application and issues a Green card.
The Adjustment of Status is a request to USCIS that you wish to change your current immigration status to a permanent resident. If you prove you qualify, you will be issued a Green card.
It is important to remember the burden of proof is on you to show you qualify and that this is a valid marriage.