Adjusting Status to Permanent Resident (Form I-485)

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I have a K-1 visa. How do I apply for a green card?

To apply for a green card on the basis of a K1 visa entry, it’s very important that you marry your U.S. citizen fiancé within 90 days of entering the United States and submit a carefully prepared I-485 adjustment of status package. Continue reading →

Can I travel before my Form I-485 is approved?

Generally, Adjustment of Status applicants who want to travel before Form I-485 is approved must obtain an advance parole document first. Without advance parole, the applicant may not be able to return to the United States and the I-485 will be abandoned. Continue reading →

Should I include children on Form I-485?

When preparing an Adjustment of Status application it’s necessary to list children on Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. But each child will need to have a separate I-485 applications if they are immigrating with you. Continue reading →

How do I submit evidence of birth without a birth certificate?

Evidence of birth is essential for most adjustment of status and immigrant visa applications. But official birth certificates may not be issued by some governments or local civil authorities in certain countries. In these cases, it’s still vital to submit alternative evidence of birth to obtain a green card. Continue reading →

Do you have a sample affidavit of birth?

If an adjustment of status applicant cannot produce an original or certified copy of a birth certificate, he or she will need to submit alternative evidence of birth such as an affidavit of birth. Continue reading →