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my son studies in USA and got bachelor mech engineering and is studying MBA at the moment. He has been in the USA for over 6 years and only left for brief visits home (Netherlands).
Is it possible to change his status to permanent, since he has been legally in USA for over 5 years?
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p. renema

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Hi,

In order to obtain permanent resident status in the U.S., normally your son must be sponsored by a U.S. family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident: www.h1b1.com/sponsor.htm

Alternatively, he can be sponsored by an employer in the U.S.: www.h1b1.com/laborcert.htm

Your son cannot obtain permanent residence in the U.S. based only on the fact that he has been in the U.S. for several years as a student.

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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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