I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status): I-485 is an application made to US Department of Homeland Security to adjust the applicant’s status to permanent residence in the United States. The applicant must be physically present in the U.S. Otherwise, the applicant should obtain an immigrant visa through consular processing. Usually, an immigrant visa number is charged to the applicant’s birth country except charged to the spouse’s birth country if the spouse is accompanying or following to join. Some situations make I-485 be denied: 1) denial of an underlying immigration petition; 2) no waiver of J-1 two year home-residency requirement; 3) K-1 visa holder being unmarried to her U.S. fiancé(e) within 90 days of admission; 4) being in removal proceedings; 5) unlawful presence, misrepresentation, criminal conviction, or prior removal (deportation). After submission of I-485, an applicant cannot travel outside of the U.S. without advance parole except H/L visa holder. Otherwise, the I-485 application is deemed abandoned and could be denied.


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