As a matter of policy, an out of status adjustment of status applicant not in removal proceedings is allowed to remain in the U.S. while the adjustment of status application is pending. Note that there are special procedures for A "diplomatic visa" applicants that make the process more complicated. You should see a competent immigration lawyer, such as myself or one of my AVVO colleagues (who volunteer to answer these questions as a public service) to assist you in the application process.
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I agree with my colleague on all counts.
Filing adjustment of status for some on an A visa does involve more than many lay people realize. You should retain an attorney to make sure that your case is filed correctly.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer, whether myself or one of my colleagues, to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case.
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