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Feds Guesstimate 6.5 Hours Will Be Needed to Complete New Green Card Form
Posted on 27 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The estimated total number of respondents for the information collection Form I-485 is 697,811 and the estimated hour burden per response is 6.5 hours." - Federal Register Volume 80, Number 123 (Friday, June 26, 2015) Read More

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Duran-Gonzalez Settlement
Posted on 1 Apr 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"On March 21, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington granted preliminary approval of a Settlement Agreement in the case of Aurelio Duran-Gonzalez v. Department of Homeland Security (Duran-Gonzalez) Under the terms... Read More

USCIS Updates Form I-485, Supplements
Posted on 6 Nov 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Stakeholder email from USCIS, Nov. 6, 2015: "USCIS recently published an update to the following forms and supplements: Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status Form I-485 Supplement A, Adjustment of Status... Read More

Tags: i-485 , update , forms , USCIS

USCIS Workload Transfers for I-140s, I-485s
Posted on 7 Oct 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

USCIS, Oct. 7, 2015 - "To improve efficiency, USCIS recently rebalanced the workload distribution of certain Form I-140 petitions and employment-based Form I-485 applications between the Texas Service Center and the Nebraska Service Center. Unless... Read More

I-485 Mandamus Victory in Detroit: Labaneya v. USCIS
Posted on 30 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"In this case, Mr. Baytiyeh's I-485 application for Adjustment of Status has been pending for more than four years. The only explanation for the four-year delay provided by Defendants is that offered in the Declaration of Jovana Gjelaj, a Senior... Read More

DRAFT 20-page Form I-485; Public Comments
Posted on 2 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Here is a link to the DRAFT 20-page Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status dated June 12, 2015. Here is a link to a file containing public comments and USCIS responses. Read More

Tags: i-485 , comments , draft