Employment-Based Adjustment of Status

The Gurfinkel team assists foreign national employees in applying for adjustment of status and obtaining a green card. We help skilled and unskilled workers live their “American Dream” and get the opportunity to bring their families to the U.S.


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Apply for Adjustment of Status through Employment


Foreign nationals may apply for lawful permanent resident (LPR) status or a green card through employment. Once you are a green card holder, you are entitled to the benefits of a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., including the ability to petition your family for entry to the U.S. and possible naturalization.


The road to a green card, however, is complicated. A single inaccuracy in your paperwork or one missing file could derail your application. In some cases, submitting the wrong documents could lead to delays.


Our seasoned immigration attorneys will help you navigate the complex process of status adjustment. We will help you determine the eligibility criteria, gather complete documents, and prepare for your interview.



The eligibility criteria depend on your preference category. Immigrant workers who may apply to adjust their status include:


  • First Preference

    This includes foreign national employees who:

    o Possess extraordinary abilities in the sciences, arts, athletics, education, or business

    o Are outstanding researchers and professors

    o Occupy positions as multinational managers or executives

  • Second Preference

    This includes foreign national employees who:

    o Are professionals holding an advanced degree

    o Possess exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business

  • Third Preference

    This includes foreign national employees who:

    o Are skilled workers with jobs requiring at least 2 years of training or experience

    o Are professionals with jobs requiring at least a baccalaureate degree

    o Are other workers or unskilled workers


You may also apply for a green card through employment if:


  • You are an immigrant investor. To be eligible, you must have invested or currently investing at least $1 million in a new commercial venture in the U.S. (or $500,000 in a targeted employment area). The enterprise must create full-time positions for at least 10 employees.
  • You hold a Physician National Interest Waiver. To be eligible, you must be a physician willing to work full-time in a clinical practice in underserved communities for a certain period.
  • You hold a Religious Worker. To be eligible, you must be either be a minister or a non-minister in religious vocations and occupations who perform religious work in a full-time compensated position for a certain period.


Before applying for a green card, our legal team evaluates your qualifications. Applying for adjustment of status when you are not eligible may have consequences. If we uncover possible issues in your application, we will explore other avenues to apply for adjustment of status.

Work with Seasoned Immigration Attorneys


You Have a Reliable Team

The Gurfinkel team appreciates the trust you have given, so we will exert every effort to achieve your LPR status. We are dedicated to helping skilled and unskilled workers live the “American Dream” with their families and make the most of the opportunities in the U.S.


Experience Comprehensive Legal Support

Our legal team has helped thousands of individuals with their employment-based status adjustment applications. We pride ourselves with attentiveness to our clients’ needs and our ability to re-strategize when met with obstacles during the process.

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If you have any questions about the forms or other issues, schedule a consultation today.

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A Law Firm with Compassion


The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. operates with compassion and understanding.  We acknowledge that in some cases, foreign nationals may have had shortcomings when it comes to compliance with U.S. immigration law.


While each one of them has their own reasons, we do not pass judgment. Our job, as their attorneys, is to explore legal solutions and forms of relief. In fact, the firm has earned a reputation for taking in “miracle cases,” or cases that were turned down by other law firms because of its complexity or hopelessness. Because of our expertise and dedication, we were able to obtain positive outcomes for many of these cases.


While we cannot guarantee success, our team works diligently on your case and explores all possible ways to increase your chance of approval.


Preparing for Your Green Card Consultation


To ensure that we have the sufficient time to go over the details of your case, all consultations at The Law Offices of Michael J. Gurfinkel, Inc. are by appointment only.


Before your appointment, download and complete the Initial Intake Questionnaire and send it back to us. Email the form to consult@gurfinkel.com or fax it to 1-818-630-4997 prior to your schedule.

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