Karnes City, TX asked in Immigration Law for Texas

Q: My question is if I not filled I-765 and I-131 can she get green card earlier than filling these 2 forms.


I am petitioner and permanent resident (Green card holder) in USA. I filled form I -485 Adjustment of status application for my wife on June 1st’ 2017. She is here on student visa (F1). I have question regarding the form I 765 & I 131. I didn’t fill this form with my I-485 application. My question is if I not filled I-765 and I-131 can she get green card earlier than filling these 2 forms.

Actually our main goal is get her green card as soon as possible and visit our home country with her. I don’t have any rush for her working status.

So please suggest me I need to fill form I-765 and I -131 or not… what is advantage and disadvantage of this form in my I-485 application.

Thanks in advance.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Lindsay G Gray
Lindsay G Gray
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Austin, TX

A: There is no downside to filing an I-765 and I-131. They are actually adjudicated as separate petitions completely, so it should not affect your I-485. Good luck!

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