Form I-485

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To become a lawful permanent resident, you must complete and submit Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. The USCIS charges a filing fee that varies based on the circumstances of your filing (listed below).

Download Form I-485

The USCIS charges a filing fee of:

  • $1,225 for applicants ages 14 to 78
  • $1,140 for applicants younger than 14 who aren't filing with at least one parent's form
  • $1,140 for applicants 79 years and older
  • $750 for applicants 13 years old and younger who are filing with at least one parent's form
  • $0 for applicants filing under refugee status

Mistakes That Could Get Your I-485 Petition Denied

Thousands of applications are denied by the USCIS every single year, and these denials are often due to simple errors that could have been avoided by the applicant, or even due to errors committed by immigration officials.

An attorney may be able to help you avoid common reasons for denial, such as:

  • An expired passport
  • An overstayed visa or illegal entry into the U.S. on your record
  • Inconsistencies across your paperwork that can be perceived as deceit or fraud
  • Failure to provide proof that you have a reason to return to your native country
  • Failure to prove that you can support yourself financially
  • The USCIS lost documents or missed facts clearly stated in your application

Whatever the source of a mistake, an experienced immigration attorney can help you take the right steps to re-submit Form I-485 or to appeal the denial. Better yet, an attorney can help you from the very start of this legal process, helping you to get your Form I-485 accepted the first time around.

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