Today we published the following news release, available here on our website.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services today published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The new Form I-485 and instructions have been substantially updated to reduce complexity after collecting comments from the public and stakeholders.
The revised version gives applicants better information to accurately complete Form I-485, including clear navigation to the parts of the form and isntructions that are relevant to the applicants’ specific situations. These updates should increase the efficiency of the adjudication process by reducing errors and requests for evidence.
Applicants living in the United States file Form I-485 to adjust their immigration status and become lawful permanent residents, which allows one to live and work permanently in the United States. Adjusting status is a critical step for those seeking U.S. citizenship.
USCIS also revised the Form I-485 Supplement A and Form I-485 Supplement J (as well as each supplement’s instructions), to provide applicants with more detailed information about how to properly complete, file, and submit evidence if those supplements are applicable to their situation.
Beginning today, there will be a 60-day grace period during which USCIS will accept both the 01/17/17 and editions of Form I-485 and Supplement A and J. Beginning , USCIS will only accept the revised Form and Supplement A and J of Form I-485 and will no longer accept earlier versions of either form.
What’s New? USCIS improved Form I-485 to include:
While both Form I-485 and its instructions may look different from earlier versions, the process for filing Form I-485 and Form I-485 Supplement A and Form I-485 Supplement J remains the same. Applicants must still submit their paper applications to the location listed in the form instructions.
Visit the Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status page and the Form I-485 Supplement A page for further information about the new forms and instructions.
Applicants can visit the USCIS Green Card Eligibility Categories page for information on eligibility requirements for each immigrant category.
All USCIS forms are free on our website at www.uscis.gov/forms.
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