TN Visa to Green Card (Marriage USC) - Approx. 3 Months

Green CardCase Info.
Case History / Issues:Applicant was a Canadian citizen, and was working in the U.S. under valid TN visa status. Applicant was married a U.S. citizen.
Strategy:Reviewed case for adjustment of status eligibility, and to ensure no preconceived intent issues, or potential employment gap or travel issues. The applicant had last entered the U.S. under his TN status over 6 months ago. As such, there was minimal concern for preconceived intent issues. The applicant still had more than 2 years of work authorization remaining on his TN, and so there was little risk of him facing a gap in status or work authorization. (Once an adjustment of status application is filed, an individual may not be able to obtain a new TN.) The applicant also did not have any urgent travel plans. (Departing the U.S. after filing for adjustment of status and before receiving advance parole travel authorization would result in an abandonment of the adjustment application.) The applicant was, therefore, a good candidate for Adjustment of Status.

Reviewed case to assess the merits of the green card application. The applicant and her spouse had sufficient documentation evidencing the bona fides of their marriage, and therefore, should not have an issue securing approval of the I-130 petition. The U.S. citizen was employed, and had sufficient income to meet the I-864, Affidavit of Support income requirements.
Filing Process:I-130 / I-485 application @ USCIS
Filed:June 2015
Biometrics Scheduled:July 2015.
Employment Authorization / Travel Card Issued:August 2015.
Interview Date:August 2015 at USCIS' Philadelphia, PA local office.
Green Card Received:Sept. 2015
Processing Time:Approx. 3 months