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What to do if I-485 is denied?
Fortunately, a denial does not mean that all hope is lost. One option is to file a Motion to Reconsider or a Motion to Reopen with USCIS. Alternatively, you can request a review from USCIS’s Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). Another option is to reapply and start the process over from the beginning
How long does it take for the I-485 to get approved?
8 to 14 months
Can I file multiple I-485?
USCIS has said that only one I-485 per applicant may be filed at a time. If more than one I-485 is pending, USCIS may request that one of the I-485s be withdrawn.
How many green card applications are pending?
Currently, about 234,000 people have employment-based adjustment of status (Green Card) applications pending in the United States and are waiting to get a visa
Can I live in the US while waiting for my green card?
Any immigrant with a pending green card application (for U.S. permanent or conditional residence) is allowed to remain in the United States until the application is decided upon by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
How long does it take to get 485 after fingerprinting?
But, if USCIS denies your application, they will send you a notice explaining the denial reasons. So, after having an insight on necessary steps that you will undertake after filing you Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, you can see that I-485 processing time can take anywhere from 8 to 14 months
What happens to EAD if I-485 is denied?
If the individual’s I-485 is subsequently denied, the EAD card automatically terminates. In fact, the EAD card is cancelled and their employment authorization is cancelled on the day that the decision is issued denying the I-485
How long after marriage can I get green card?
10 to 38 months
What happens if I divorce before 2 years?
But if you divorce (or your marriage is annulled) before the two years have passed and you want to continue to live in the U.S., filing this petition jointly with your spouse will be impossible. You will still need to submit Form I-751, but will have to include a request for a “waiver” of the joint filing requirement.
Can I submit I-130 and I-485 together?
When I-130 and I-485 Can Be Filed Concurrently Filing Form I-130 and I-485 concurrently means that you submit both applications at the same time, together with the necessary documentation and the filing fees. This is also called “one-step adjustment” in some cases.
Can I stay in the US while my i-485 is being processed?
You have the right to remain in the United States while the application is pending. However, if USCIS denies the I-485 application, you could be forced to leave the United States immediately.
Can I keep my green card if I get divorced?
If you obtained your green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, a divorce (or annulment) may pose a problem. The good news is that there is nothing in the law saying that, once you are divorced or your marriage is annulled, your efforts to get a green card are automatically over.
Can I travel while I-485 is pending?
Adjustment applicants who are in valid H-1B status, and their dependents, can travel abroad and reenter the United States in H status while an I-485 is pending, without having to obtain advance parole. All travelers must have a valid H1B/H4 entry visa.
Can I get a job while waiting for my green card?
You can apply for a work permit at the same time you apply for your green card. Simply file both forms at the same time: Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. It usually takes about 90 days to receive your work permit.
Can I file I-130 i-485 and i 765 together?
No, you have to file Form I-485 and Form I-765 together. You can file Form 1-130 separately.