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I-485 Clients

Listed below are the items that you will need in order to apply to adjust your status to permanent residency in the United States

The items listed below are needed for each family member who is applying for permanent residence. 

 

 TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: 

  1. Complete copy of current passport (we need all pages, including blank pages, as well as the front and back covers.  Copies must be clear--simply open the passport, and copy two pages at a time, then turn it over to copy the front and back cover).  IF YOU ARE PREPARING THIS IN ANTICIPATION OF IMMIGRATION REFORM, YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE SURE THIS INFORMATION IS CURRENT BEFORE YOU SEND IT TO MY OFFICE i.e. if you prepare the documents now, and have international travel before we file your I-485, I need you to recopy your passport so that it is accurate)

  2. Complete Expired Passports, if there are any U.S. visas’s or U.S. travel stamps in them

  3. Current I-94 (from the most recent entry into the U.S. front AND back)

IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS FOR ENTIRE TIME PRESENT IN THE U.S.:

If my office has not handled your MOST RECENT H-1B or the MOST RECENT immigration status document for your dependents, we need the following:

  1. ALL DOCUMENTS REFLECTING ANY STATUS HELD for any of the following immigration status types that you or your dependent family members have held:

  • F-1 I-20AB’s (pages one & two; all schools attended)

  • F-1 Approval Notices (if you changed status to F-1 while in the US)

  • If you've had F-1 status, final Transcripts (all schools attended; including last semester & degree)

  •  Any Work Authorization/OPT Cards (front & back; clear photo)

  •  H-1B/H-4 Approvals

  •  J-1 - IAP66 or DS-2019 Forms

  • J-1/J-2 Waiver of 2 year Requirement

  •  TN/TD Old I-94’s

  •  L Approvals

 

Again, IF YOU ARE PREPARING THIS IN ANTICIPATION OF IMMIGRATION REFORM, YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE SURE THIS INFORMATION IS CURRENT BEFORE YOU SEND IT TO MY OFFICE i.e. if you prepare the documents now, and your employer obtains a new H-1B for you, we need you to make sure we have your current documents)

FAMILY DOCUMENTS:

  1.  Birth Certificate

  2. Marriage Certificate (only if spouse or children are applying)

  3. Proof of Termination of Prior Marriages (only if you have a previous marriage and your current spouse or children are applying ) 

OTHER--PHOTOS SHOULD BE TAKEN WITHIN 30 DAYS OF FILING:

  1. Two Photographs for I-485 Application (according to USCIS specifications)

  2. Two Additional Photographs for (EAD) Work Authorization Cards

  3. Two Additional Photographs for Advance Parole Travel Documents

  4. Driver’s License (clear photo)--front AND back

  5. Filing Fees Prior to Filing (some employers pay for the employee, but you are responsible for the filing fees for family members).

  6. Payment of attorney’s Fees Prior to preparing the I-485 documents