CHECKLIST OF FORMS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR FORM I-485

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I-485 CHECK LIST

The USCIS forms and supporting documents that you file as a part of your Adjustment of Status packet can vary significantly based on the basis of your application.

Already in the United States? If you’re adjusting status to a permanent U.S. resident:

  • Completed Form I-485;
  • Completed Form I-485A, Supplement A, if filed under 245(i) (if applicable);
  • Fee payment checks;
  • Documentation of Your Immigrant Category. A photocopy of Form I-797, Receipt Notice, for your immigrant petition.
  • Form I-693, Medical Examination, signed and sealed by a designated physician;
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (EAD), optional but recommended;
  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, optional but recommended; 
  • Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, if applicable;
  • Passport photos, 2″x2″ full face color;
  • Birth certificate, or other records of your birth;
  • Passport pages with non-immigrant visas ;
  • Arrest and criminal history. Even if no charges were filed, or all charges were dismissed, or any conviction was vacated, sealed, expunged or otherwise removed from your record ;
  • All I-94 Arrival/Departure Records used to enter the US;

U.S. Passport Photo Requirements

Birth certificate

Tax returns

How I can Check my case status?

You may check your case status online or call our USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 to check the status of your Form I-485.

What is concurrent filing?

Not long time ago USCIS’s, implemented a new rule allowing the filing of an I-485 and a Form I-140 petition at the same time and provided a visa number is availablity at the time of filing. Concurrent filing associated with EB-1and EB-2 beneficiaries.

How long will I have to wait for approve my application?

Once you file your Application for Adjustment of Status on Form I-485, the length of time it will take depends upon the current processing time and that can vary depending upon your location. It depends on whether your Green card application is employment-based or family-based or other immigration category. 

Employment-based adjustments can take anywhere from six months to two years to be approved.

Family-based, it could take at least 12-18 months or longer before your I-485 application could be adjudicated. 

Can I leave the country while my adjustment is pending?

Yes, but only if you have received advance parole (referred as a travel document). Once you eligible to apply for an adjustment of status, You can apply for advance parole with form I-131 at the same. Once their travel documents are approved, even with pending adjustment applications, you be able to travel (as long as their adjustments remain pending).

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