INA §245(i) permits applicants who entered the United States without inspection to apply for adjustment of status in the United States instead of having to go through consular processing in the applicant’s home country, provided a qualifying relative filed a proper, legally sound I-130 petition before April 30, 2001.  All applicants must pay a $1000.00 penalty fee. Persons who applied between January 14, 1998 and April 30,2001, must provide proof that they were in the United States on December 21, 2000.  The Ezer Law Group PLLC has extensive experience in 245(i) analysis and in the preparation and filing of applications to adjust status where 245(i) can be utilized. Spanish-speaking consultations are available. All family-based cases require a full consultation prior to acceptance of the case by The Ezer Law Group PLLC. For a consultation regarding the preparation and filing of a K Visa case, please contact The Ezer Law Group PLLC at