Obtaining Lawful Permanent Residence: Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing

Adjustment of status and consular processing are two different pathways for seeking lawful permanent residence status. For beneficiaries in the United States, when do they qualify for adjustment under INA §§ 245(a) or 245(i)? For beneficiaries outside the United States, or for those not eligible to adjust in the United States, what is the process for obtaining an immigrant visa at a U.S. consulate? In this interactive workshop for practitioners of all levels, we will look at several possible client scenarios and examine the different eligibility and strategy issues related to adjustment of status and consular processing.