Attaching Additional Records to Form I-485
In many cases you may have more information than can fit into the standard space provided on Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. This is especially common for:
- Other Names Used
- Address History
- Employment History
- Prior Marriages
USCIS requires applicants to include five years of history for addresses and employment. When your records do not fit the limited space on Form I-485, you’ll need to include the additional information in an organized way. Failure to present the information neatly can lead to confusion. For USCIS, confusion results in a Request for Evidence or even a rejection.
If possible, you should make use of Page 18, Part 14 of Form I-485. Add any additional information which did not fit in other parts of the form. When Part 14 isn’t sufficient, CitizenPath has an I-485 Attachment Template.
I-485 Attachment Sample
The I-485 instructions indicate that you will need to use a separate sheet of paper and attach it to your application. To make the process a little easier, CitizenPath provides a downloadable Microsoft Word template.
The template is a starting point. You can delete sections that you do not need. If you are creating your own attachment sheet, be sure to include your full name and alien registration number (if applicable) on each sheet.
How to Submit the I-485 Attachment Sheet(s)
When filing your adjustment of status application, include this sheet directly behind your completed Form I-485. Mail the application to the address that corresponds with your state (as described on USCIS.gov) or refer to your CitizenPath filing instructions.