Time to use the new I-485

Last update: February 21, 2018

On Friday August 25th, 2017, only the newest version of form I-485 will be accepted by USCIS. Any filing with the ‘old’ version of the form will be rejected.

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What is form I-485?
In family-based immigration, it is a request filed by an individual from within the United States to change from a temporary visa to a green card.


What happened?
USCIS released a new version of form I-485.


What is different in the new form?
The new form is longer, 18 pages instead of 6. It contains:

  • More detailed questions about the applicant’s location and employment history
  • New questions about the applicant’s biographic information which mirror the ones about the sponsor in the I-130
  • Revised admissibility-related questions.

What does it change for the adjustment of status filing?
Form G-325 is no longer needed.


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