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Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Purpose of Form:
To apply to adjust your status to that of a permanent resident of the United States.

Number of Pages:

Edition Date:
7/24/06. Previous editions accepted.
Where to File :
Please see Special Instructions

Filing Fee:
$325 base fee plus a $70 biometric fee if applicant is between 14 and 79 years of age. There is no fee if applicant is filing as a refugee under sec. 209(a) of the INA.

Special Instructions:

Special Note:
On Monday, July 23, USCIS inadvertently posted on its website a version of Form I-485 that reflected the fee increase which does not take effect until July 30, 2007. USCIS has now posted the correct version of the Form I-485. We regret any confusion this may have caused.

As of July 30, 2007, if you filed a Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, no fee is required to file a request for advance parole on Form I-131 and/or employment authorization on Form I-765. You may file the I-131 and I-765 concurrently with your I-485, or you may submit the I-131 and/or I-765 at a later date. If you file Form I-131 and/or I-765 separately, you must also submit a copy of the receipt for your Form I-797C, Notice of Action, as evidence of the filing of an I-485.

Note on Where to File:

Please review the Chart listed in "Related Links," in the upper right corner of this web page, or the Form I-485 instructions available at the bottom of the page, for specific information on where to file your Form I-485.

Download I-485 (987KB PDF)