adjust status

Definition of "adjust status"
  1. The action of changing from a temporary visa category or other designations to a permanent resident status or modifying the status of a green card holder
How to use "adjust status" in a sentence
  1. The foreign exchange student applied to adjust status to become a permanent resident.
  2. With her marriage to a U.S. citizen, she was eligible to adjust status.
  3. After five years in country, he was able to adjust status, becoming a green card holder.

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