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CitizenPath’s self-directed immigration software helps you correctly navigate the immigration process. The service makes the process easy and helps you identify potential problems before you pay. Our Adjustment of Status Package costs $197 and includes:

  • Access to Attorney-Reviewed Software – designed to make the process easy and identify problems
  • Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status – official USCIS form will be prepared and ready to sign
  • Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative – if preparing a concurrent family-based I-485
  • Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary – if preparing I-485 based on a spousal relationship
  • Form G-1145 – official USCIS form will be prepared (no signature)
  • Filing Instructions – detailed instructions customized to your answers in the application to include:
    • Specific directions on supporting documents that must be submitted with the applications
    • Recommendation for organizing your application package
    • Mailing address for your application package
  • Access to customer support
  • Access to support articles, sample cover letters and affidavits
  • Money-back guarantee your application will be approved
Upon completion, you have responsibilities:
  • You must mail your signed form directly to USCIS and
  • You must pay any USCIS fees related to these forms.
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First, let’s determine your eligibility to file an Adjustment of Status application.

Form I-485 is the primary form in an adjustment of status application. If you will be filing your application together with Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, your Petitioner can prepare Form I-130 as a part of this process (for no additional cost). If the I-130 petition is required for your situation, the Petitioner will need to answer several additional questions after the Applicant has finished. 

The Applicant is the foreign citizen who is applying for permanent residence (green card).
The Petitioner is the U.S. citizen or permanent resident family member who is petitioning the U.S. government to allow the Applicant to apply for permanent residence.

The Applicant should answer the following eligibility questions:


This application should only be filed by an applicant who is physically in the United States.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You must be physically present in the United States to file Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status.

Please indicate if you've ever previously filed Form I-485 or applied for an immigrant visa at a U.S. embassy or consulate.
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. Although you may still be eligible to file this application, we prefer that you first speak to an immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although there are additional eligibility categories that may allow you to file Form I-485, CitizenPath cannot support other application types at this time. We recommend that you work with an immigration attorney.
Family-Based Application Types

Family-based immigration generally begins with a U.S. citizen or permanent resident family member filing the Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. Other paths to a family-based application include Form I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé or Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant.
 

Note: If your spouse or parent obtained permanent residence through a job, and you are applying for permanent residence based on that relationship, please go back and select the "Employment" option. Likewise, if your spouse or parent obtained permanent residence through asylum or refugee status, and you are applying for permanent residence based on that relationship, please go back and select the "Asylum/Refugee" option.


If you are a derivative applicant, select the category that applies to the principal immigrant.  Explain more >>

The principal applicant is the beneficiary named in the I-130 petition.  Explain more >>



The person sponsoring you must be at least 21 years old.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. The Petitioner must be at least 21 years of age to file Form I-130 for a parent or sibling.



  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.
  • For your information: A K-1/K-2 visa is valid for a period 90 days. After the visa expires you are "out of status," but you may continue to file an adjustment of status application at any time. You may continue.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. A stepparent or stepchild cannot be petitioned if the marriage that created the relationship took place after the child's 18th birthday.


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. There is no visa category for married children of permanent residents.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. A stepparent or stepchild cannot be petitioned if the marriage that created the relationship took place after the child's 18th birthday.


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. A stepparent or stepchild cannot be petitioned if the marriage that created the relationship took place after the child's 18th birthday.


Indicate who is the principal beneficiary named in Form I-130 and listed in the approval notice.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. The parent or step parent of a U.S. citizen can not be a derivative applicant. Instead, the U.S. citizen must petition for the parent or step parent separately as another immediate relative. Additionally, the marriage that made you a step parent must have occurred before the U.S. citizen child's 18th birthday. Therefore, if you are the parent or step parent of a U.S. citizen, you must apply as a principal applicant.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. The child or step child of a U.S. citizen can not be a derivative applicant. Instead, the U.S. citizen must petition for the child or step child separately as another immediate relative. Therefore, if you are the child or step child of a U.S. citizen, you must apply as a principal applicant.

The principal applicant is named in Form I-130 and listed in the approval notice.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. When a permanent resident is the Petitioner, only a son or daughter of the principal applicant can be a derivative applicant.



  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Children generally must be unmarried and under age 21 to qualify as derivative visa applicants. If a visa petition was filed for you before the age of 21 (and you are unmarried), you may be protected by the Child Status Protection Act.  Explain more >> 

To adjust status with Form I-485 in a family-based category, you must also file Form I-130.  Explain more >>

To adjust status with Form I-485 as a family-based derivative applicant, the principal applicant must have a Form I-130 that is approved and current.  Explain more >>

To apply for a green card, the I-130 petition must be approved AND the petition must be current.  Explain more >> 
  • For your information: Once the I-130 petition is filed, it is generally quicker to wait until it's approved before filing Form I-485. For this reason, some people wait until the I-130 is approved. However, there are other benefits to filing I-485 now if you want to request employment authorization or advance parole. You may proceed.
  • We found a problem. In order to adjust status to permanent resident, an immigrant visa must be immediately available. Generally, this is only true if you have an Immediate Relative relationship or the immigrant petition is approved and current. Although you may still be eligible to file this application, we prefer that you speak to an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. For a derivative applicant to adjust status to permanent resident, an immigrant visa must be immediately available. This is highly unusual unless the I-130 petition is already filed, approved and current. We recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service. 

Fiancé-Based Application

Fiancé-based immigration begins with a U.S. citizen filing the Form I-129, Petition for Alien Fiancé. Once the K-1 visa holder enters the country and marries the U.S. citizen, he/she (and any K-2 children) may adjust status to permanent resident. 




  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.
  • For your information: A K-1/K-2 visa is valid for a period 90 days. After the visa expires you are "out of status," but you may continue to file an adjustment of status application at any time. You may continue.

Widow(er)-Based Application

Certain widows or widowers of a deceased individual who was a U.S. citizen at the time of death may adjust status to permanent resident. The Applicant may self petition using Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant.


 Note: CitizenPath cannot support the preparation of Form I-360 at this time. We encourage you to prepare Form I-360 first to confirm your eligibility as a self-petitioner. Our service can help you prepare the Form I-485 to adjust status using this category.




You must file Form I-360 within two years of the U.S. citizen spouse's death.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

VAWA-Based Application

Under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), you may be eligible to adjust status to lawful permanent resident if you are the victim of battery or extreme cruelty committed by certain family members. You may self-petition under VAWA by filing Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, without your abusive family member’s knowledge or consent.


 Note: CitizenPath cannot support the preparation of Form I-360 at this time. We encourage you to prepare Form I-360 first to confirm your eligibility as a self-petitioner. Our service can help you prepare the Form I-485 to adjust status using this category.


The principal applicant is the beneficiary named in the I-360 petition.  Explain more >>

Indicate your relationship with family member that makes you eligible.  Explain more >>


As a family-preference category applicant, an immigrant visa must be immediately available.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. In order to file Form I-485 to adjust status as a family-preference immigrant, you must have an I-360 petition that is approved and current. A current petition means that a visa is immediately available. To determine if your petition is current, please visit How to Read the Visa Bulletin.
Employment-Based Application

Employment-based immigration generally begins with a U.S. employer filing the Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. If you are filing Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, we recommend that you utilize an immigration attorney.


The principal applicant is the beneficiary named in the I-140 petition.  Explain more >>


A derivative child applicant must generally be under 21 years of age.

A derivative child applicant may not be married.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Children generally must be unmarried and under age 21 to qualify as derivative visa applicants. If a visa petition was filed for you before the age of 21 (and you are unmarried), you may be protected by the Child Status Protection Act.  Explain more >> 

The principal applicant must continue to work for the employer until a green card is granted.
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. Although you may still be eligible to file this petition, we prefer that you first speak to an immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance.

The I-140 has been approved if you or your employer has received the I-797 approval notice.

To use this application, the I-140 must be approved AND current.  Explain more >>
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. At this time, CitizenPath can only support applicants that have an I-140 petition that is approved and current. Although you may still be eligible to file Form I-485, we prefer that you speak to an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.
Asylum- or Refugee-Based Application

Asylees and refugees must have been physically present in the United States for one year or more after a grant of asylum or refugee status before adjusting status to permanent resident. Status is typically granted after an approval of Form I-589, Form I-590, Form I-730 or through a court order. Additionally, applicants must continue to be present in the U.S. with this status.



The principal applicant is the primary intending immigrant.  Explain more >>


A derivative child applicant may not be married.

A derivative child applicant must generally be under 21 years of age.  Explain more >>

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Children generally must be unmarried and under age 21 to qualify as derivative visa applicants. If a visa petition was filed for you before the age of 21 (and you are unmarried), you may be protected by the Child Status Protection Act.  Explain more >> 


The principal applicant must not have died.

You must be physically present in the U.S. for one year before adjusting status.  Explain more >>
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Before you can file to adjust status to permanent resident, you must be in asylum or refugee status for at least one year, and you must have been physically present in the United States for at least one year after being granted asylum or refugee status.

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.
Special Immigrant Application

Special Immigrant applications include a variety of categories related to Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant.
 

Note: If you filed Form I-360 as the widow(er) of a U.S. citizen or as a VAWA self-petitioner, please go back and use the Family-Based option instead.


If you are a derivative applicant, select the category that applies to the principal immigrant.  Explain more >>

The principal applicant is the primary intending immigrant.  Explain more >>
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Derivative applicants are not allowed in this category.

CitizenPath cannot support other religious workers at this time.

CitizenPath cannot support other religious workers at this time.


A derivative child applicant must generally be under 21 years of age.

A derivative child applicant may not be married.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Children generally must be unmarried and under age 21 to qualify as derivative visa applicants. If a visa petition was filed for you before the age of 21 (and you are unmarried), you may be protected by the Child Status Protection Act.  Explain more >> 

In most cases, the I-360 must be approved and a visa must be available immediately.  Explain more >>
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.

Not including traffic citations, indicate if you've ever been arrested or committed a crime.  Explain more >>
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. Although you may still be eligible to file this application, we prefer that you first speak to an immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance.

Exclusion, deportation, removal, and rescission proceedings are similar terms to describe immigration proceedings.  Explain more >>

Although you may have been in immigration proceedings, "ordered removed" has a very specific meaning.  Explain more >>
  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. Although you may still be eligible to file this application, we prefer that you first speak to an immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance.

Generally, you must have been legally admitted or paroled into the U.S. to adjust status.  Explain more >>
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. If you were not inspected by a U.S. Immigration Officer, you most likely entered the United States unlawfully.  It may be possible to adjust status under certain conditions. However, we prefer that you speak to an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.

Generally, you need to have unexpired documentation that grants you permission to be in the U.S. There are exceptions.  Explain more >>
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Generally, a lawful immigration status is required to adjust status to permanent residence. It is unlikely that you may adjust status to permanent residence, and we prefer that you speak to an experienced immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance and representation.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as a family preference relative of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as a derivative applicant on a family-based petition. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as a person admitted to the U.S. as a fiancé(e) or child of a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as a widow or widower of a U.S. citizen. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as a VAWA self-petitioner. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as the beneficiary of an employment-based petition. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as the derivative applicant of an employment-based beneficiary. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as an asylee or refugee. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as a derivative applicant of an asylee or refugee. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as a Special Immigrant. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
  • Congratulations, you're likely eligible to prepare a Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, as a Special Immigrant derivative. Carefully review your answers above. They affect the remainder of the application. Please acknowledge by clicking the box below and then click "Next Page" to continue your application.
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To start, let’s get some information about the Applicant.

The Applicant should answer the following questions. The Applicant is the intending immigrant that wants to become a permanent resident (green card holder).
Applicant's Current Legal Name
Provide your current legal name. Spell out middle names completely. If you do not have a middle name, you may leave this field blank.  Explain more >>
 
Other Name (s)
Provide any other names that you have ever used, including maiden names, names from a previous marriage, aliases or nicknames.  Explain more >>

List any other names by which you've been known.

Other Name #1

Other Name #2

Other Name #3

  • This USCIS form only provides space for 3 other names. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your application. Keep this box checked and we'll show you how in your filing instructions.
Applicant's Contact Information
This contact information is so that USCIS can reach you. Your mobile phone number and/or email address will also be used so that CitizenPath can create a complimentary Form G-1145 for you. By filing G-1145 with your adjustment of status application, USCIS will text and/or email when they have accepted the application for processing.
 
Applicant's Birth Information
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

  • Your answer to this question suggests that you have a history which may require the assistance of a legal professional. Although you may still be eligible to file this petition, we prefer that you first speak to an immigration attorney that can provide you with additional guidance.

Enter the town, city or village where you were born.

Select the country where you were born. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."

Applicant's Biographic Information

Even if you are Hispanic or Latino, you are still required to select a race below.  Explain more >>

Select the applicable boxes that best describe your race.  Explain more>>
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Select the box that best describes the natural color of your eyes.

Select the box that best describes the natural color of your hair.
Additional Information About Applicant

 A-
Enter only a valid A-Number. If you don't have an A-Number, you may leave this field empty.  How to find this >>

Enter only a valid number issued by the Social Security Administration. If you don't have a valid Social Security Number, do not enter one.  How to find this >>

If you have a USCIS Online Account Number, enter it here. If you don't have one or you're not sure, leave the field empty.  How to find this >>
Visa Petition Receipt Information
You indicated that you have a pending or approved visa petition. Provide details about the underlying petition. If you do not have a Priority Date, you may leave this field empty.
Locate your I-129F approval notice and enter the receipt number below. The approval notice will be labeled I-797 Notice of Action and is the USCIS letter that approved the K visa.

Every 13-digit receipt number begins with three letters and ends with ten numbers.  Explain more >>
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Visa Petition Receipt Information
You indicated that you are a derivative applicant (the spouse or unmarried child under 21 years of age of a principal applicant). Provide details about the principal applicant and underlying I-130 petition. The priority date and receipt number can be found on the principal applicant's I-130 approval notice (I-797 Notice of Action). 
You indicated that you are a derivative applicant (the spouse or unmarried child under 21 years of age of a principal applicant). Provide details about the principal applicant and underlying I-140 petition. The priority date and receipt number can be found on the principal applicant's I-140 approval notice (I-797 Notice of Action). 
You indicated that you are a derivative applicant (the spouse or unmarried child under 21 years of age of a principal applicant). Provide details about the principal applicant and underlying petition. The priority date and receipt number can be found on the principal applicant's I-589, I-590, or I-730 approval notice (I-797 Notice of Action). 
You indicated that you are a derivative applicant (the spouse or unmarried child under 21 years of age of a principal applicant). Provide details about the principal applicant and underlying I-360 petition. The priority date and receipt number can be found on the principal applicant's I-360 approval notice (I-797 Notice of Action). 

Principal Applicant's Name


A-
Enter only a valid A-Number. If your relative does not have an A-Number, you may leave this field empty.  How to find this >>
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Every 13-digit receipt number begins with three letters and ends with ten numbers.  Explain more >>
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Previous Application(s)

If you have ever submitted the DS-230 or DS-260, you have applied for an immigrant visa.

Please provide details regarding the previous application:


Enter the city where you submitted a previous application at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Select the country where you submitted a previous application at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
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Applicant's Immigration History

Next, we need to get details about the applicant's immigration history.
Citizenship or Nationality
Select the name of the country where you are currently a citizen or national. If stateless, select the name of the country where you were last a citizen or national. If you are a citizen or national of more than one country, select the name of the country that issued your most recent passport.  

I-94 Arrival/Departure Record
You most likely have an I-94 Arrival/Departure Record if you entered the U.S. lawfully. The information to answer the next few questions can be found in the I-94 record from your most recent arrival to the United States.  

You may not realize that you were issued an I-94. Check for your electronic I-94 with the instructions above.
  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Most nonimmigrant visitors receive an I-94 Arrival/Departure Record. The I-94 is important evidence of your lawful entry. Without evidence of a lawful entry, you may have difficultly adjusting status. Given the complexity of your situation, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

Enter the I-94 number from your Arrival/Departure Record (I-94).

Select the nonimmigrant status or parole (if paroled) on your I-94.
  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. You began this application on the basis of admission to the United States as a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen (K-1) or a child of a fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen (K-2).  Your answer above is not consistent. Please correct one of your answers.
  • The immigration status that you have selected has unique hazards when adjusting status. Although you may be eligible to file an adjustment of Status application (Form I-485), your case could potentially be more complex than most. We recommend that you speak to an immigration attorney before continuing. You may proceed if the attorney is comfortable with you preparing your own application.
Enter the date through which you are authorized to stay in the U.S.  Explain more >>
  • Important Notice: It appears that you have overstayed your visa. Based on your application type, a visa overstay does not prevent you from applying for permanent residence through adjustment of status. However, if you depart the U.S. before adjusting status, you could be subject to bars to reentry for 3 or 10 years. Please read the filing instructions provided by CitizenPath at the end of this process for more information.

    You may proceed >>

  • You've entered a date in the past. This means that you have overstayed your visa, and your ability to get a green card could be at risk. Although you may still be eligible for an immigrant visa, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before continuing.
  • You've entered a date in the past. This means that you have overstayed your visa, and your ability to get a green card could be at risk. Although you may still be eligible for an immigrant visa, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney before continuing.


  • The immigration status that you have selected has unique hazards when adjusting status. Although you may be eligible to file an adjustment of Status application (Form I-485), your case could potentially be more complex than most. We recommend that you speak to an immigration attorney before continuing. You may proceed if the attorney is comfortable with you preparing your own application.

Full Name (as it appears on I-94)


You may have entered the U.S. lawfully if you are a Canadian citizen that entered with a valid, unexpired Canadian passport.


  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.
Most Recent Entry to the United States
Enter the place and date of your most recent entry to the United States. Place of entry is typically the airport where you arrived and were inspected by Customs and Border Protection. It may also be a port or land border crossing where you entered the United States. Even if you were inspected at a port of entry outside the United States, enter the U.S. location where you actually arrived.
Note: If you have entered the United States more than one time on the same visa, use date and place of the most recent entry.  
Note: If you entered the United States without inspection, enter the city and state that was closest to your arrival point.  


  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • 90-Day Rule Warning: Filing an application to adjust status to permanent resident (Form I-485) within 90 days of entry may cause USCIS to presume that you have violated your nonimmigrant visa. Out of caution, it's best to file this application at least 90 days after your entry. You may continue, but it's recommended that you do not mail the application until after 90 days.  Explain more >>
Passport/Travel Document
Enter your passport (or travel document) details below from your most recent entry to the United States. 

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.
Select the country where your document was issued. If you cannot find the country, select "Other."
If you have a visa in your passport, you can find the visa number on it. How to find visa number >>
Visa Overstays

If you've stayed longer than your authorized period of stay, it's called an "overstay."  Explain more >>

  • Sorry. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. Although you may be eligible to file this application, your situation is complex. Therefore, we recommend that you consult with an experienced immigration attorney instead of using our service.
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Applicant's Address History

Provide your current mailing address and physical addresses for everywhere you lived during the last five years, whether inside or outside the United States.
Applicant's Current Mailing Address
You may list a valid residence, APO, or commercial address. This may be a Post Office address (P.O. Box) if that is how you receive your mail.
  
  • If you are applying based on the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) or as a special immigrant juvenile, and you do not want USCIS to send notices about this application to your home, you may provide an alternative and/or safe mailing address.

Your current physical address is the residence where you live.
Applicant's Current Address
Enter your current physical address in the United States. 
 

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Applicant's Physical Address 2
Enter the address where you lived prior to your current address. 
 

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

  • You have provided an unknown duration of address history.
  • Remember: You need to list at least five years of address history. Please double check your answers above and add another address if necessary.
  • This USCIS application provides space for only two addresses. The filing instructions that we provide you will explain how to add additional addresses so that you can complete the five-year history.
[DEPRECATED] Applicant's Address Abroad
Enter your most recent address outside the United States. If you lived in a home without a street number or name, you may leave the street empty.


  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Applicant's Address Abroad (More Than One Year)
Enter your most recent address outside the United States where you lived for more than one year. If you lived in a home without a street number or name, you may leave the street empty.

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
Applicant's Native Written Language
Please indicate if your native written language uses Roman letters (e.g. A, B, C…). If you answer “No,” we’ll provide filing instructions for the I-130 Petitioner that explains where to write your name and address in your native written language. Most people answer "Yes."

Applicant's Future Address


Provide the U.S. address where you intend to live if this application is approved.


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Applicant's Employment Information

Provide your employment history for the last five years whether inside or outside the United States. If employed in the U.S., be certain that you are authorized to work in the United States.  Explain more >>      

Relative" is defined as a husband, wife, father, mother, child, adult son or daughter, brother or sister of the I-140 principal applicant.

Relative" is defined as a husband, wife, father, mother, child, adult son or daughter, brother or sister of the I-140 principal applicant.

Employment is not a requirement for permanent residence.
Current Employment Information
Provide information about your current employer and occupation. If you are not working now, select "Unemployed." 

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • For your information: Not all nonimmigrant visa holders are authorized for self-employment in the United States. Only certain nonimmigrant visa types may be self-employed. Make sure you are authorized before continuing.
Previous Period of Employment/Unemployment

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • For your information: Not all nonimmigrant visa holders are authorized for self-employment in the United States. Only certain nonimmigrant visa types may be self-employed. Make sure you are authorized before continuing.
  • You have provided an unknown duration of employment history.
  • Important: This section is not complete. You are required to provide at least five years of employment history. Please "add another period of employment/unemployment" above before continuing.
  • You are required to provide at least five years of employment history but this USCIS form only provides space for 2 employers. You will need to list the additional information on a separate sheet and attach it to your application - we'll show you how in your filing instructions.

Foreign Employment Information
Provide information about your most recent employment outside the United States.
 
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.
  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. To begin this application, you indicated that are eligible to adjust status on the basis of your employment. Please change one of your answers.
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Applicant's Family Information

Please provide information about your marital history and family members.
Applicant's Marital Information

  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. On the first page of this application, you indicated that you are not married. This significantly affects your eligibility. Please make a change to one of the answers.
  • We found a problem. Based on your answer, you cannot continue. On the first page of this application, you indicated that you entered as a K1 fiancé(e) and married the U.S. citizen that sponsored your visa. Please make a change to one of the answers.

Include any current marriage in the total number of times.
Applicant's Current Marriage

Date & Place of Marriage

Provide the date and place of your current marriage.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.




Current Spouse's Name

Current Spouse's Birth Details

  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Current Spouse's Other Information

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  • For Your Information: Your spouse will require a separate application. If your spouse is physically present in the United States also, the spouse will need to file a separate Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status. 
Applicant's Prior Marriage #1

Prior Spouse's Name

Enter your prior spouse's family name before marriage.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.

Prior Marriage Date & Place

Enter the date and place the marriage with your prior spouse began.
  • You entered an invalid date. Please enter a valid date in the past.