thank you ji... helps a lot...
A lot of folks have become current or will get current in October, So i wanted to put together a I-485 Filing checklist for easy reference.
Here is the checklist i found on internet, Please feel free to add anything as needed
Checklist of forms and supporting documents for I-485
Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
Form I-485 (type or print in black ink, answer all questions, use N/A or "none" when necessary, and don't forget to sign it!);
Form I-485A, Supplement A, if filed under 245(i);
Fee payment checks;
Form G-325A, Biographic Information Sheet, for applicants between 14 and 79 years of age;
Approval notice for I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker;
Form I-693, Medical Examination, signed and sealed by a designated physician;
Form G-28, if you have an attorney representing your case;
Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization (EAD), optional but recommended;
Form I-131, Application for Travel Document (Advance Parole - AP), optional but recommended;
Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, if applicable;
Passport photos, 2"x2" full face color frontal view on a white or off-white background (although USCIS now uses your photos taken during fingerprint appointment);
Birth certificate, or other records of your birth (for example, notarized birth documents for Chinese nationals);
Passport pages with non-immigrant visas (some immigration lawyers ask for copies of all pages, just to be safe);
Arrest and criminal history. Even if no charges were filed, or all charges were dismissed, or any conviction was vacated, sealed, expunged or otherwise removed from your record, they still need to be reported and accompanied with certified documents and court orders. Consult an immigration attorney if you are not sure whether a particular incident was considered an arrest;
Form I-134, Affidavit of Support, if you file as a derivative, (this is different from I-864);
Employment verification letter from sponsoring employer, on a company letterhead, stating your salary, position and the job is still available;
Tax returns for the previous two years;
W-2 forms for the previous two years;
Recent pay stubs;
All previous EAD's including student practical training;
All I-94 cards used to enter the US;
All I-20 and I-797 forms, required by some law firms;
If I-485 is filed concurrently with I-140, add:
Form I-140 or receipt of a pending I-140;
A labor certification or request for a national interest waiver;
Supporting cover letter from employer;
Employment verification letters from previous jobs;
Other evidence that you meet LC requirements;
Evidence that the employer has the ability to pay the wage.
Note 1: This is not an exclusive list, rather it is for references only. Each case is unique, and each law firm may have different requirements.
Note 2: Unless specifically stated that original documents are required, legible photocopies should be used for all supporting documents.
Note 3: Any document containing foreign language shall be accompanied by a full English language translation which the translator has certified as complete and accurate. The translator must also certify he or she is competent to translate from the foreign language into English
Source: Various internet sites
thank you ji... helps a lot...
In our own interest, all folks with dates up to June 2008 should get your documents squared away.
Dig into your files, bags and safes and make sure you have everything you need.
Look at the I 485 filing instructions and it will give you a good idea of what you need.
Then read through forms I-485, I-131, I-765 and G- 325 A and you will know all the information you should have handy as well.
Another important step is to make sure you have you immunizations current and documented.
To see al the stuff you need for the medical check up you can read through instructions for form I 693.
Getting you immunizations in order through PCP or if you have occupational health at you workplace will save you time and money.
You also need 6 passport photographs, that however, can be done easily at the last minute. Costco actually does an excellent job.
I expect as you see our wise guides predict a lot of unpredictable movement in the dates.
If we are ready to file and then file applications which are well prepared and documented, it will enable easier approvals, fewer RFE's and faster date movement for the people behind us in line. Especially now since they do not have a bunch of pre-approved applications.
This is one thing that will benefit the applicant as well as the people behind us as well.
My passport expired in May 2010 and I didn't renew it till Oct 2010 (my bad). My I-94 is valid from Nov 2009-Nov 2012. Can there be any issues with AOS since my passport was expired for about 5 months? I am worried
Is it required to provide bank statements for 485 filing? I do not have this in my checklist, but my colleague has it in his checklist by his attorney? I am surprised. can anyone help?
Last edited by soggadu; 10-06-2011 at 03:15 PM.
Go to Alex. health department for MMR, tdap Free and arlington Health dept for TB Skin test $7 (chest Xray if needed - free if "no insurance" wink..wink.. to a resident)
PM me for Dr's name - $150 (includes bloodtest)
Total =150+7 + insurance copay
Note: 1) Get tdap not td 2) 5 mm negative at health dept is a positive for immig purposes so one needs an Xray
No. My Attorney said fill what you know and she will take care of the rest. But looks like i have almost filed everything as its all our personal details. She will do the filing for me.
As a dependent on I 485 filing when it becomes current , do I need to provide all my historical H1's and H4's that I have had over the period of time .
Or do I just submit only my latest current status which is H1 valid till 2013 . PD is Dec 2007 eb2-I
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