“Adjustment to immigrant status”

Jurisdiction: United States United States

This procedure allows certain noncitizens already in the United States to apply for immigrant status. Noncitizens admitted to the United States in a nonimmigrant, refugee, or parolee category may have their status changed to that of lawful permanent resident if they are eligible to receive an immigrant visa and one is immediately available.

Source: USCIS Glossary, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services