Step 2: Filing for Adjustment of Status (AOS) – with EAD and AP

After getting married, filing of adjustment of status will follow. There is no required date of when to file. It’s all up to you but as recommended it’s better to apply before your medical in k-1 visa application will expire so you wont have to redo again your medical examination. If for financial matter that you cannot apply for AOs yet, do not worry as long as you get married within your 90 days you are still good. You can apply for Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and Advance Parole (AP) together with your AOS for free. Another fee will be charge if you will apply it separately from your AOS.

How to begin with AOS, EAD and AP application?

1. Make a checklist of all the requirements for I-485, I-765 and I-131

2. Fill-up the forms and gather all the supporting documents

I-485:Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
I-864:Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act
I-693:Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (If applicable)
I-765:Application for Employment Authorization
I-131:Application for Travel Document
G-325A:Biographic Information
G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (Optional)

Supporting Documents:

Cover Letter (AOS,EAD and AP)
Passport Biographical Page – 3 copies
K-1 Visa Passport and Entry Stamps – 3 copies
NOA2 “Approval” for I-129F – 3 copies
I-94 (Arrival/Departure Record) – 3 copies
Birth Certificate – 3 copies
Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate – 3 pieces
Photos: Passport size – 6 pieces

Supporting Documents for I-864 (Affidavit of Support):

Form 1040A ITR(latest)
Previous W-2 Withholding Tax Statement
Bank Statement (Optional)
Employement letter(Optional)
Recent Pay stubs
Passport Copy(U.S Citizen Spouse)(optional)
Birth Certificate(optional)

3. File the application at USCIS Chicago Lockbox -New fees Effective Dec.23,2016

USCIS Filing FeeForm Fee – $1,140
Biometrics – $85
Total – $1,225

USCIS Direct Filing Address for I-485

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries:
PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For Express mail and courier deliveries:
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517