Adjustment of Status Checklist

Medical Examination

  • Attend medical examination conducted by USCIS-approved civil surgeon
  • Receive I-693 medical examination findings in sealed envelope

USCIS Filing

  • Form I-485
  • Form I-693
  • Form G-1145
  • Birth certificate
  • Form I-131 (optional)
  • Form I-175 (optional)
  • Copy of passport biography page
  • Copy of passport visa history
  • Color Passport-style photographs (2)
  • $1,225 check or money order for filing and biometric fees
  • Form I-130 (if family based)
  • Form I-140 (if employment based)
  • Appropriate filing frees for I-130 or I-140 (if needed)
  • Employment letter (if needed)
  • Any necessary marriage, divorce or other certified legal documents
  • Send via trackable mail or courier service
  • Await Notice of Action for biometrics appointment
  • Attend biometrics appointment
  • Await Notice of Action for an interview, if necessary
  • Await application approval or denial letter
  • If approved, go to local USCIS to get passport stamped with temporary green card
  • Receive permanent green card, Form I-551 in the mail

Please note that if you use RapidVisa for your AOS, we will provide you with a customized, more detailed checklist of items specific to your situation. This is an example of the types of items needed during the AOS process.