Are criminal background checks part of a change of status? 4 Answers as of October 14, 2010

Will I have to get a background check if I try to change my immigration status?

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Pacifica Legal Services
Pacifica Legal Services | Floyd Fernandez
You have to have a criminal background check when obtaining adjustment of status for a green card, and for change of status from one non-immigrant visa to another. If you want to discuss the matter further, please e-mail me or call by all means.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/14/2010
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny
Law Offices of Svetlana Boukhny | Svetlana Boukhny
No, this is not the case, usually. But sometimes it may depend on what status you are trying to change to or whether you are adjusting status to permanent resident, in which case your background is checked.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/4/2010
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office
JCS Immigration & Visa Law Office | Jack C. Sung
No. Fingerprint is required only for adjustment of status.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/4/2010
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