**WARNING**Travel While Advance Parole Application is Pending Will be Considered Abandonment**WARNING
Monday, 21 August 2017 10:26
USCIS will deny Form I-131, Advance Parole applications for abandonment in instances in which the applicant has traveled abroad during the pendency of the application, even if the applicant has a separate valid advance parole document or a valid H, K, L, or V visa to return to the United States. This was not prior practice and is a new development.
USCIS Launches Mobile Form for Replacing Green Card
Thursday, 27 July 2017 19:07
Lawful permanent residents who file the online Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, without assistance from an attorney or accredited representative, can now file their form and upload evidence entirely on a mobile device. The redesign of the online Form I-90 also allows lawful permanent residents to navigate the site more easily, making the process of renewing or replacing Green Cards more convenient. Read the press release.
USCIS Introduces Redesigned Form for Green Card Applicants
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 10:51
USCIS published a revised Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485). The revised version gives applicants better information to accurately complete Form I-485, including clear navigation to the parts of the form and isntructions that are relevant to the applicants’ specific situations. These updates should increase the efficiency of the adjudication process by reducing errors and requests for evidence.
USCIS also revised the Form I-485 Supplement A and Form I-485 Supplement J (as well as each supplement’s instructions), to provide applicants with more detailed information about how to properly complete, file, and submit evidence if those supplements are applicable to their situation.
Beginning today, there will be a 60-day grace period during which USCIS will accept both the 01/17/17 and 06/26/17 editions of Form I-485 and Supplement A and J. Beginning Aug. 25, USCIS will only accept the revised Form and Supplement A and J of Form I-485 and will no longer accept earlier versions of either form.
What’s New? USCIS improved Form I-485 to include:
Better flow and organization of questions to make it user-friendly for both the applicants and USCIS. In addition, readability has significantly improved due to new spacing, columns, flow, white space, and formatting.
The questions about biographic information (Form G-325A) so applicants will no longer need to file a separate form;
A list of 27 immigrant categories, which allows applicants to identify the specific immigrant category under which they are applying; and
A comprehensive, updated list of admissibility-related questions. The added questions to ensure USCIS officers have the necessary information to better assess the applicant’s admissibility and eligibility.
What Remains the Same
While both Form I-485 and its instructions may look different from earlier versions, the process for filing Form I-485 and Form I-485 Supplement A and Form I-485 Supplement J remains the same. Applicants must still submit their paper applications to the location listed in the form instructions.
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