Winsted, CT asked in Immigration Law for Connecticut

Q: Overstay for 28 years. Married to a US citizen since 2016. Can I adjust my status after so long? Is it worth trying?

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Kyndra L Mulder
Kyndra L Mulder
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: Provided you were lawfully admitted into the USA 28 years go you may adjust status through your USC spouse assuming you meet all other requirements.

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Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: If you were admitted on a valid via and overstayed you were eligible to adjust the status to LPR once you married a USC, provided you qualified with other grounds and had no disqualifying criminal history.

The narrative begs the question. Why did you wait for five years?

Agnes Jury
Agnes Jury
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  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Traverse City, MI

A: I would encourage you to do a consultation with an experienced family based immigration law attorney to make sure you qualify because if you do qualify, it is most certainly "worth trying" to get a green card. Best wishes!

Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers agrees with this answer

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