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I-485- Adjustment of status

The I-485 adjustment of status is an application filed by certain individuals who are already present in the United States and wish to adjust their immigration status to become lawful permanent residents (green card holders). This application is submitted to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The I-485 is typically filed by individuals who are eligible for a green card through family-based, employment-based, refugee or asylum status, diversity visa lottery, or other specific immigration categories.

Points to be considered

Primary Purpose

The primary purpose of filing the I-485 is to request an adjustment from a temporary or nonimmigrant status (such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) to permanent resident status, also known as obtaining a green card.

EAD and Advance Parole

Applicants may also file for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Advance Parole (travel document) concurrently with the I-485, allowing them to work and travel while the green card application is pending.


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It’s important to note that the I-485 adjustment of status process can be complex, and it is advisable to consult with an experienced visa consultant or immigration attorney to ensure accurate completion of the application and to navigate any potential challenges along the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions?

You can find the most commonly asked questions and their answers right on this page. For any further doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here to help you.

The Form I-485, also known as the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, is used to apply for lawful permanent resident status in the United States. It is filed by individuals who are already in the U.S. and wish to adjust their status to that of a permanent resident.

Generally, individuals who are in the United States and meet certain eligibility requirements may file Form I-485. Eligibility can be based on factors such as family relationships, employment, refugee or asylum status, and other special categories.

Yes, in many cases, you can file Form I-485 concurrently with other applications. For example, if you are filing based on a family relationship, you may be able to file Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) and Form I-485 together. It’s important to review the specific filing instructions and eligibility criteria for each application to determine if concurrent filing is allowed.

Processing times for the I-485 application can vary depending on several factors, including the USCIS workload, the complexity of the case, and the specific service center handling the application. Generally, it can take several months to over a year for the application to be processed. You can check the current processing times on the USCIS website or contact their customer service for more information.

The supporting documents required for Form I-485 vary depending on the category under which you are applying. However, common documents may include birth certificates, marriage certificates, passport-style photos, copies of passports, evidence of legal entry to the U.S., and financial documentation. It’s important to carefully review the instructions for Form I-485 and gather the necessary supporting documents specific to your case.

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