I checked my case with a paralegal and he advised to submit the I130 form together with an Adjustment Of Status form for my mother . here is my question ( the paralegal said it wont be a problem ) . . My mother has a visitor visa and just came to US on January 21 , 2013 . I know the short time could be considered as an " intent " so would you recommend to wait longer before filing for an adjustment of status ? How long does the process take ? since I send the forms until she get the green card . Can she travel outside US if she hasn't gotten the green card ( she has her flight ticket for June 29 ) and then reentry US with her visitor visa ? Would the I130 and Adjustment of status cancel her visitor visa . . . How much an attorney charge for a case like this ? Thanks .