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USCIS publishes new version of Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 26, 2017

    USCIS publishes new Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence of Adjust Status. The new form eliminates the need to file a Form G-325A, includes a list of 27 immigrant categories which allows applicants to identify the specific immigrant category under which they are applying, and updates admissibility-related questions. The form triples in length from six to eighteen pages. New questions include, among others, whether the applicant has ever been denied a visa or admission to U.S., ever violated the terms of a nonimmigrant visa, ever entered without inspection, etc. Other questions have been reworded or expanded. [ID #604]

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  2. Effective Date

    June 26, 2017

Current Status

Fully in Effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Status: Final/Actual
Subject Matter: Immigrant Visas
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies

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