USCIS recently released an updated Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. 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. Beginning Aug. 25, USCIS will only accept the revised 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.