New York, NY asked in Immigration Law for New York

Q: Old i-485 form (from before April 29th 2020) - spousal green card


On April 29th 2020 USCIS has posted a slightly updated form i-485. On June 3rd 2020 I submitted an AOS application with the form i-485 from before that date. They are essentially the same. There is just a slight change in some formatting and a bar code at the bottom. Is there a risk this could affect processing of the application?

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John Alexander Bates
John Alexander Bates
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Licensed in New York

A: You have to check to the USCIS I-485 web site to see how long they are accepting the old form. Generally they allow the use of the old form for a period of time before disallowing it.

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