Green Card Process: Adjustment of Status for Immediate Relatives

Eligible immediate relative applicants who live in the United States will go through adjustment of status with ‘concurrent filing’ to obtain their family-based green cards.

Adjustment of status for immediate relatives.

Form I-693To: Applicant

A. Doctor’s examination

Applicants need to have a medical exam performed by a designated civil surgeon in the United States.

Forms I-130, I-130A, G-1145, I-485, I-765, I-131, I-864To: USCIS in the United States

B. Concurrent Filing

The key advantage of concurrent filing is to be able to file all the immigration forms at the same time: the required forms I-130, I-130A (for spouses), I-485, I-864, I-693; as well as the optional G-1145, I-765, I-131.

Fingerprints are taken.USCIS field office.

Q. Biometrics

Applicants have their biometrics taken.

EAD 'combo' card.To: Applicant.

R. Receipt of work and travel authorizations

USCIS’ goal is to provide work and travel authorizations 3 months after form I-485 has been submitted.

The USCIS Field Office takes over.

S. The Interview

The National Benefit Center (NBC) generally makes sure that the green card application is ‘interview ready’. Once the interview has been scheduled, the file will be transferred to the local field office where the interview will take place a decision will be made by the adjudicating officer.

T. The final green card is received

The final green card is produced by USCIS and sent to the address that the applicant has chosen through USPS.

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