Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status is a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services form that individuals fill out to apply to become a lawful permanent resident. This form is also used for adjusting status.
Form I485 can only be filed by mail. If you’re looking for a way to file it electronically, know that it isn’t an option. Those who will use Form I485 to adjust their immigration status can prepare this form in under an hour so e-filing may not be all that necessary.
Form I485 is a quite long form that takes a lot of time to fill out for most individuals. Although this form is mostly filled out by an agency or a lawyer, it’s possible for an individual to fill out one.
Whether you will apply for lawful permanent resident status or adjust status, you may get a free copy of this form for the 2021 calendar year.
The current version of Form I485 has been expired but it can still be used as the USCIS hasn’t released a new one yet. Start filling out Form I485 by printing out a paper copy and mail it to the USCIS.
The mailing address in which you will send Form I485 and necessary copies are different depending on where you live and what purpose you’re filing the I485. the mailing address is also different if you’re using USPS or another delivery service.
Print out Form I485 and preview it below. After you’re done filling it out, you can then mail it to the USCIS. Make sure to use the right mailing address as shown on USCIS guidelines.