What does approval of i485 mean?
Adjustment of Status to Permanent Residence
How do I know my i 485 is approved?
Go to our Case Status Online page and use your Form I-485 receipt number to look up your case status. Submit a case inquiry if you think your application is outside of our normal processing times. Call our USCIS Contact Center at
How long does it take to get green card after 485 approval?
Approximately 8-14 months after filing If you are approved, you will receive your green card in the mail soon after. If your application is denied, the decision notice will explain why. It will also state whether you can appeal the decision or not.
Can I stay in US after filing I 485?
If you have filed Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, you generally are not confined by the restrictions on your nonimmigrant visa. You have the right to remain in the United States while the application is pending.
Who is not eligible for adjustment of status?
An applicant may not be eligible to apply for adjustment of status if one or more bars to adjustment applies. The bars to adjustment of status may apply to aliens who either entered the United States in a particular status or manner, or committed a particular act or violation of immigration law.
Who qualifies for an adjustment of status?
If you are in an immediate relative category (spouse, parent or unmarried child under 21 of a U.S. citizen), there is always an immigrant visa available. You may apply for the green card immediately. If you are presently in the United States, you may be eligible for adjustment of status.
What happens if your adjustment of status is denied?
If USCIS rejects your application for adjustment of status, you will be mailed a written decision that provides the reason for the denial. Most denials are made without prejudice. This means you can file a new application for permanent residence.