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Fillable Form I-485 (2019)

Form I-485 is the primary application used by immigrants adjusting status (applying for lawful permanent residence—a green card) in the United States. It collects basic information about the applicant's identity and checks for grounds of inadmissibility.

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What is the I-485 Form?

The I-485 Form, officially known as the Application to Register Permanent Residence, is a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form used to apply for Lawful Permanent Residence (also known as holding a green card).

How to fill out the I-485 Form?

Part 1- Information about you

Your Current Legal Name
Provide the required information on the space provided.
1a. Family name
Enter your family name or last name.
1b. Given Name
Enter your first name.
1c. Middle Name
Enter your middle name.

Other names you have used since birth
Enter information here only if you have other names that you’ve used since birth.
2a. & 4a. Family name
Enter your family name or last name.
2b.& 4b. Given Name
Enter your first name.
2c.& 4c. Middle Name
Enter your middle name.

Other information about you
5. Date of Birth

Enter your date of birth.

6. Sex
Select the appropriate choice (Male or Female).

7. City or town of birth
Enter your city or town of birth.

8. Country of birth
Enter your country of birth.

9. Country of citizenship or nationality
Enter your country of citizenship or nationality.

10. Alien registration number
Enter the number on the space provided.

11. USCIS Online Account Number
Enter your USCIS online account number on the space provided.

12. U.S Social security number
Enter your U.S. SSN on the space provided.

U.S. Mailing Address

13a. - 14a. In care of name
Enter the name of who will receive the mail.

13b. - 14b. Street Number and Name
Enter the street number and name of your mailing address.

13c.- 14c. Apartment, Street, and floor
Provide the apartment, street, and floor number of your mailing address.

13d.-14d. City or town
Enter the city or town where your mailing address is located.

13e.- 14e. State
Enter the state where your mailing address is located.

13f.- 14f. Zip Code
Enter the zip code where your mailing address is located.

Recent Immigration History
Provide information on your recent immigration.

15. Passport number used at last arrival
Enter the passport number you used at your last arrival.

16. Travel document number used at last arrival
Provide the travel document number you used at your last arrival.

17. Expiration date of this passport or travel document
Enter the date of expiration of the passport or travel document used.

18. Country that issued this passport or travel document
Enter the country that issued the passport or travel document used.

19. Nonimmigrant Visa Number from this passport
Enter the nonimmigrant visa number from your passport (if any).

Place of Last Arrival into the United States
20a. City or town

Enter the city or town of the place of your last arrival in the United States.

20b. State
Enter the state of the place of your last arrival in the United States.

22. Date of last arrival
Enter the date of your last arrival in the United States.

When I last arrived in the United States, I:
22a. Was inspected at a port of entry and admitted as

Select the box if you were inspected at a port of entry and enter on the space provided on what you were admitted as (exchange visitor, visitor, waived through, temporary worker, or student).

22b. Was inspected at a port of entry and paroled as
Select the box if you were inspected at a port of entry and was paroled then enter on the space on the provided what you were paroled as (humanitarian parole, Cuban parole, and the like)

22c. Came into the United States without admission or parole
Select this box if you came into the United States without admission or parole.

22d. Other
If none of the choices apply to you, select this box and enter your information on the space provided.

If you were issued a Form I-94 Arrival-Departure Record Number:
23a. Form I-94 Arrival-Departure Record Number

Enter your Form I-94 Arrival-Departure Record Number.

23b. Expiration Date of Authorized Stay Shown on Form I-94
Enter the expiration date of authorized stay which you can see on the issued Form I-94.

23c. Status on Form I-94
Enter the status indicated on the issued Form I-94.

24. What is your current immigration status?
Enter the information here if it has changed since your arrival.

25a. Family Name
Enter your last name exactly as it appears on the issued Form I-94.

25b. Given Name
Enter your first name exactly as it appears on the issued Form I-94.

25c. Middle Name
Enter your middle name exactly as it appears on the issued Form I-94.

Part 2- Application Type or Filing Category
I am applying to register lawful permanent residence or adjust status to that of a lawful permanent resident based on the following immigrant category.

Select only one box that serves as the basis your lawful permanent residence.

1a. Family-based
If the basis of your lawful permanent residence is family-based, then select one that applies to you.

1b. Employment-based
If the basis of your lawful permanent residence is based on your employment, then select one that applies to you.

1c. Special Immigrant
If you are a special immigrant, then select one that applies to you.

1d. Asylee or refugee
If you are an asylee, select Asylum status. If you are a refugee, select Refugee status.

1e. Human trafficking victim or crime victim
If you are a victim of human trafficking, select the Human Trafficking victim. If you are a victim of crime, select the Crime victim.

1f. Special Programs based on Certain Public Laws
If the basis of your lawful permanent residence lies on special programs based on certain public laws, select the specific special program you are under.

1g. Additional Options
If the basis of your lawful permanent residence is not part of any of the aforementioned categories, select any of the choices under this category that applies to you. If it is still not listed under this category, select Other and enter the basis of your residence on the space provided.

2. Are you applying for adjustment based on the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 245(i)?
If you are applying for adjustment based on the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 245(i), select Yes. If not, select No.

Information About Your Immigrant Category
3. Receipt Number of Underlying Petition

If you are the principal applicant, enter the receipt number of your underlying petition.

4. Priority Date from Underlying Petition
If you are the principal applicant, enter the priority date on the underlying petition.

5a. Family Name
If you are the derivative applicant, enter the last name of the applicant.

5b. Given Name
If you are the derivative applicant, enter the first name of the applicant.

5c. Middle Name
If you are the derivative applicant, enter the middle name of the applicant.

6. Principal Applicant’s A-number
If you are the derivative applicant, enter the principal applicant’s A-number.

7. Principal Applicant’s date of birth
If you are the derivative applicant, enter the principal applicant’s date of birth.

8. Receipt number of Principal’s Underlying Petition
If you are the derivative applicant, enter the receipt number of the principal applicant’s underlying petition.

9. Priority Date from Principal’s Underlying Petition
If you are the derivative applicant, enter the priority date from the principal applicant’s underlying petition.

Part 3- Additional Information About You
1. Have you ever applied for an immigrant visa to obtain permanent resident status at a US Embassy or US Consulate abroad?

If you have applied for an immigrant visa to obtain permanent resident status at a US Embassy or US Consulate abroad, select “Yes” and complete items 2a to 4. If not, select “No”.

Location of US Embassy or US Consulate
2a. City

Enter the city where the US Embassy or US Consulate where you applied is located.

2b. Country
Enter the country where the US Embassy or US Consulate where you applied is located.

3. Decision
Enter whether your application was approved, refused, denied, or withdrawn.

4. Date of Decision
Enter the date when the decision was released.

Address History
5a, 7a & 9a. Street Number and Name

Enter the street number and name of your physical address.

5b, 7b & 9b. Apt, Ste, Flr.
Enter the apt, ste, or floor number of your physical address.

5c, 7c & 9c. City or Town
Enter the city or town of your physical address.

5d, 7d & 9d. State
Enter the state where your physical address is located.

5e, 7e & 9e. Zip Code
Enter the zip code of where your physical address is located.

5f, 7f & 9f. Province
Enter the province where your physical address is located.

5g, 7g & 9g. Postal Code
Enter the postal code of your physical address.

5h, 7h & 9h. Country
Enter the country where your physical address is located.

Dates of Residence
6a, 8a & 10a. From

Enter the start date of your stay at your physical address.

6b, 8b & 10b.To
Enter the end date of your stay at your physical address.

Employment History
11, 15, 19. Name of Employer or Company

Enter the name of your employer or company you worked for.

Address of Employer or Company
12a, 16a & 20a. Street Number and Name

Enter the street number and name of the employer’s or company’s address.

12b, 16b & 20b. Apt, Ste, Flr.
Enter the apt, ste, or floor number of the employer’s or company’s address.

12c, 16c & 20c. City or Town
Enter the city or town of the employer’s or company’s address.

12d, 16d & 20d. State
Enter the state where the employer’s or company’s address is located.

12e, 16e & 20e. Zip Code
Enter the zip code of where the employer’s or company’s address is located.

12f, 16f & 20f. Province
Enter the province where the employer’s or company’s address is located.

12g, 16g & 20g. Postal Code
Enter the postal code of the employer’s or company’s address.

12h, 16h & 20h. Country
Enter the country where the employer’s or company’s address is located.

13, 17, 21. Your Occupation
Enter your occupation or job role.

Dates of Employment
14a, 18a, 22a. From

Enter the start date of your employment.

14b, 18b, 22b. To
Enter the end date of your employment.

Part 4- Information About Your Parents
Parent’s Legal Name

Provide the required information on the space provided.

1a & 9a. Family name
Enter your parent’s family name or last name.

1b & 9b. Given Name
Enter your parent’s first name.

1c & 9c. Middle Name
Enter your parent’s middle name.

Parent’s Name at Birth
Enter information here only if they have other names that they’ve used since birth.

2a. & 10a. Family name
Enter your parent’s family name or last name.

2b.& 10b. Given Name
Enter your parent’s first name.

2c.& 10c. Middle Name
Enter your parent’s middle name.

3 & 11. Date of Birth
Enter your parent’s date of birth.

4 & 12. Sex
Select the appropriate choice for your parent’s sex.

5 & 13. City or Town of Birth
Enter your parent’s city or town of birth.

6 & 14. Country of Birth
Enter your parent’s country of birth.

7 & 15. Current City or Town of Residence
Enter your parent’s city or town of residence (if living).

8 & 16. Current Country of Residence
Enter your parent’s country of residence (if living).

Part 5- Information About Your Marital History
1.What is your current marital status?

Select the appropriate choice (Single, Never Married; Married; Divorced; Widowed; Marriage Annulled; Legally Separated).

2. If you are married, is your spouse a current member of the US Armed Forces or US Coast Guard?
Select N/A if this you are not married. If you are married and your spouse is a current member of the US Armed Forces or US Coast Guard, select “Yes”. If not, select “No”.

3. How many times have you been married?
Enter the times that you have been married.

Information About Your Current Marriage
4a to 10.

Provide all the required information about your current marriage for the USCIS to verify your eligibility.

Information About Your Prior Marriages
11a to 16c.

Enter information here only if you have prior marriages.

Part 6. Information About Your Children
1 to 16.

If you have children, then enter information about your children in this section including their basic information. You should include adult children and stepchildren here. If you need more space, go to Part 14. Additional Information.

Part 7- Biographic Information

1. Ethnicity
Select the appropriate choice (Hispanic or not Hispanic).

2. Race
If you from any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa, select White.
If you have origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam, select Asian.
If you have origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa, select Black or African American.
If you have origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment, select American Indian or Alaska Native.
If you have origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands, select Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander.

3. Height
Enter your height in feet and inches.

4. Weight
Enter your weight in pounds.

5. Eye Color
Select the appropriate choice (Black, Gray, Maroon, Blue, Green, Pink, Brown, Hazel, Unknown/Other).

6. Hair Color
Select the appropriate choice (Bald, Brown, Sandy, Black, Gray, White, Blond, Red, Unknown/Other).

Part 8- General Eligibility and Inadmissibility Grounds
1 to 13b.

Provide the required information on any organization, association, fund, foundation, party, club society, etc in which you have been involved.

14 to 80b.
For these fields, you will be asked “yes” or “no” questions. Select the appropriate choice.

Part 9- Accommodations for Individual with Disabilities and/or Impairments
1. Are you requesting an accommodation because of your disabilities and/or impairments?

If you are requesting an accommodation because of your disabilities and/or impairments, select “Yes” and select any applicable box in 2a to 2c and enter your need. If not, select “No” and skip 2a to 2c.

Part 10- Applicant’s Statement
Select the box that applies to you whether you filled out the form yourself, asked an interpreter to do so, or have a preparer of the form.

Part 11- Interpreter’s Contact Information, Certification, and Signature
If the applicant does not speak English and has relied on an interpreter to fill out the form, this is where the interpreter will sign and provide his basic information.

Part 12. Contact Information, Declaration, and Signature
If you are a preparer or attorney that filled out this form, provide the information required from you on the fields.

Part 13. Signature at Interview
You will fill this out during the interview.

Submission

This form is used for application to become a lawful permanent resident in the United States and you will have to submit this upon completion with it’s required supporting documents such as Form I-130, Form I-693, Form I-864, etc. to USCIS office.

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