New Form I-485 Required Next Week


In June, USCIS released a new version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. As a reminder, the grace period for continuing to use the existing version of the form ends next week. Starting August 25, 2017, USCIS will only accept the new Form I-485 (edition date 06/26/2017).

When it released the new form, USCIS explained that it updated the I-485, together with the form's instructions and Supplements A and J, "to reduce complexity after collecting comments from the public and stakeholders." Most notably, all biographic information will now be included on the Form I-485 in lieu of a separate Form G-325A. USCIS also added new admissibility and biographic questions.

Please contact your Goel & Anderson attorney if you have any questions.