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Form I-485, formally known as ‘Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status,’ is a USCIS form used by immigrants who entered the US on a temporary non-immigrant visa and who wish to obtain permanent resident status.

Form I-485, along with other immigration forms like Form I-130- Petition for Alien Relative, kick-starts the process for adjustment of status from non-immigrant to green card holder. There are strict filing instructions and procedures to follow when making this application, and any mistake puts the application at risk of being denied.

Therefore, before you begin your adjustment of status application, it is important to learn how to complete and file form I-485 correctly.

You have the following responsibilities upon completion:

  • The signed form must be mailed directly to USCIS.
  • All the applicable USCIS fees must be paid by you

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