ORIGINAL POST: I just came from my adjustment of status interview. I applied under 245i. My brother had petitioned us on April 17, 2001. I overstayed my visa from 1988. I didn't get approved, the officer said he sent in a visa availability request. What does this mean? Should I be concerned? NEW QUESTION: You guys said that this is just a process that the officer has to do before the actual visa is issued. How long do you guys believe it will take for our case to be approved? When the visa is issued does that mean that the Green Card will go into production? The officer had said that it could be issued today, is that really a possibility?
If you want to visit or move permanently to the US, you'll want to learn about your different immigration options.
When a person in the United States changes his or her immigration status to permanent resident, this is called "adjustment of status."