Individuals often have questions about the choice of securing lawful permanent residence status through Consular Processing (CP) or Adjustment of Status (AOS). This general summary may be of assistance in helping to resolve many of the questions applicants have regarding the two processes. Ultimately the individual must choose one or the other. Both have advantages and disadvantages and there is no right or wrong choice. Please note that once a choice has been made, however, it is not practical to change back to the other process in most cases.