Law Offices of Tanya M. Powers, PLLC

Family Based Adjustment of Status

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will I be scheduled for an interview as part of the adjustment of status process? With a few exceptions, applicants for family based adjustment of status are scheduled for interviews. Both the petitioner (U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident) and beneficiary (foreign national) must attend the interview.


Will my lawyer go with me to the interview? Yes, interview attendance is an important part of your representation. In addition to helping you navigate the interview, it is reassuring to know that you have someone in the interview that is on your side.



Will bringing a lawyer to the interview cause me problems? You are legally entitled to bring an immigration attorney with you to the interview. In fact, having an attorney at the interview is a common approach to navigating the immigration process. The USCIS officials understand how your future depends upon the outcome of the case.  A lawyer who can help to resolve confusions and clear up any questions that may arise without the necessity of post-interview follow-up is a welcome addition.



When I call the firm, will I speak to an attorney, a paralegal or an assistant? As part of the firm’s emphasis on personalized service, when current clients call the Law Office of Tanya M. Powers, PLLC, the receptionist will forward your call to an attorney. If the attorney is unavailable, the attorney will return your call. We understand that clients often have questions that are only appropriate for an attorney to respond to. We do not want you to have to go through a third person to obtain answers to your questions.

Will I receive copies of documents submitted on my behalf? Yes. At the Law Office of Tanya M. Powers, PLLC we are committed to providing attentive service. We believe part of this service includes providing clients with copies of all paperwork submitted to government agencies as well as copies of all documents received from government agencies.  While the firm maintains copies in its files, we encourage clients to keep their copies of these documents as part of their permanent records.





Does the firm charge flat fees or by the hour for services? Please visit our fees page here for more information about fees.



How do I schedule a consultation? You may call (704) 556-1156 for the Charlotte office, (828) 394-1196 for the Hickory office, or complete the form found here.




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Please note – answers are based on services provided by the immigration Law Office of Tanya M. Powers, PLLC and does not speak to practices at other firms.





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Law Office of Tanya M. Powers, PLLC ♦ tanya.powers@tmpowerslaw.com

520 8th Street NE ♦ Hickory, NC 28601 ♦ (828) 394-1196

5200 Park Road, Suite 221 ♦ Charlotte, NC 28209  ♦ (704) 556-1156