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I-485 Form Questions

I-485 forms are immigration forms used to register as a permanent resident or adjustment of status. The form must be filled out and completed by a non-U.S. citizen when trying to obtain permanent residence status. Non- U.S. citizens use the I-485 form when applying for a green card which is based on sponsorship from family, employers, or a refugee/asylum status. To learn more about the I-485 form, read the questions below regarding the I-485 that have been answered by Experts.

My fiancé was denied the I-485 because USCIS think they are lying, but our marriage was approved. Can my fiancé be deported and denied re-entry even though our marriage was granted?

If the USCIS (United States Citizen Immigration Service) thinks that your fiancé gained entry into the United States based on lies, they can deport them and deny their right to return to the United States even if you are married. The term used for this action is called a "lifetime ban" which will be placed on their permanent file. At anytime the individual tries to enter the United States, their file will be pulled and they will be denied entry. You may want to consider hiring an attorney who would be able to gain access to your fiancés file. The attorney could find out why your fiancé was denied and also check for a ban against him.

I’m American and my spouse is Chinese. I need to change my spouses Tourist visa into a permanent resident status. How do I get form I-485?

The I-485 form must be filled out and submitted by your spouse. You cannot fill the form out or submit it. Your spouse will need an approved Immediate Relative Petition (I-30). The first thing to do is fill out and submit the I-30 Petition for Alien Relative and have your spouse submit their I-485 form. Both forms must be sent together in the same envelope. Furthermore, your spouse will need to choose: a. An immigrant petition giving me an immediately available Immigrant Visa number..." when filling out the I-485 form.

Can I file my I-485 because I know its current but my I-140 is still in process?

There is no reason why you couldn't file your I-485 and your I-40 at the same time. You attorney my object to this action but it is common practice for people to file both forms at the same time. When filing, be sure to mention in the cover letter that you would like for them to change the I-40 to concurrent filing. Both files will be sent to a processing center in Chicago. The immigration office will usually make the transfer of the I-40 petition to the Chicago processing center and have all of the documents processed together.

My case was transferred from MSC to TSC I-485 why?

Generally, this is done in an attempt to balance the case loads and nothing more. If you haven't moved recently, then it would be a safe guess that your case was merely transferred in an attempt to distribute even case loads. TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) usually has a faster I-485 processing period compared to the time it takes MCS to process, and this means your application is being processed.

The I-485 form is an important part of a foreign citizen gaining U.S. residency. With so many different forms from immigration, it can become confusing for people who are not familiar with the immigration process. If you are having issues with your I-485 form or simply have questions or concerns, you should ask an Expert to assist you with your individual situation.
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