Adjustment of Status Preparation Service

Check if you meet the eligibility requirements to apply


Adjustment of Status is the process by which you can apply for Lawful Permanent Resident status when you are PRESENT in the United States. This means that you may get your Green Card without having to return to your home country to complete consular processing.

U.S. Immigration Laws offer a variety of ways for people to apply for a Green Card. The eligibility requirements for Adjustment of Status may vary depending on the immigrant category you are applying under.

Most categories require an APPROVED immigrant Petition BEFORE filing for Adjustment (for example, an approved I-129F, I-130, I-360, or I-140 petition). However, some categories may allow you to file for Adjustment at the SAME time that the immigrant petition is filed. For more information, visit our Concurrent Filing page.

Some categories do not require an underlying immigrant Petition (for example, under the Cuban Adjustment Act).

If you are applying to adjust your status to a Lawful Permanent Resident under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), you do need an underlying Petition.  For more information, visit our Adjustment of Status + §245(i) page.

NOTE: Green Card Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Oct. 1, 2021

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The Immigration Legal Services include:

  • An initial 30-minute telephonic Legal Advice Consultation; additional consultations may be offered on a case-by-case basis if needed.

After a 5-key-point form(s) review, Signature will send to your home a neatly prepared package ready to be filed via USPS Priority Mail® (at no extra cost) that includes:

  • Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application;
  • Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transaction (you can use this form if you want to pay the USCIS filing fees with a credit card);
  • Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and Supplement A if necessary;
  • Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, if applicable;
  • Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and a list of Doctors in your area  (you must take this form to the Authorized Civil Surgeon’s Office for completion at the time of your medical examination), if applicable;
  • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization;
  • Form I-864, Affidavit of Support;
  • Personalized cover letter to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
  • Table of Contents and exhibit tab separators;
  • Detailed but simple instructions on how to finalize the completion of your package and to mail your package to USCIS; and
  • Mailing label with the correct USCIS mailing address to mail your finalized package.

After receiving the package from Signature, you are responsible for mailing the completed and signed forms, evidence, and required filing fees directly to USCIS. Signature DOES NOT do that for you.

The USCIS filing fee for Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, varies based on the following:

If you are... Filing Fee Biometric
Services Fee
Age 14 – 78 $1,140 $85 $1,225
Age 79 or older $1,140 $0 $1,140
Under 14 and filing with at least one parent $750 $0 $750
Under 14 and not filing with at least one parent $1,140 $0 $1,140
Filing as a refugee $0 $0 $0

Signature’s Form Preparation Service fees DO NOT include USCIS filing fees, biometric service fees, or any other fees to be paid to the government. Any fee intended for the government is separate and must be paid at the Client’s expense directly to USCIS.  Signature does not do that for you.

You may pay the USCIS filing fees with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or credit card. If you pay by check or money order, you must make your check payable to: “U.S. Department of Homeland Security”. You must submit all fees in the exact amount. DO NOT MAIL CASH.

NOTE: USCIS filing fees and biometrics service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action USCIS takes on your application or petition or if you withdraw your petition.

Once USCIS receives your application or petition, you will receive the following:

  • Form I-797C, Notice of Action confirming receipt of your applications and the filing fees.
  • A Biometrics Service appointment at a local USCIS Application Support Center (ASC) to capture your  fingerprints, photograph, and/or signature if the Petition and the Application for Adjustment of Status are filed together;
  • USCIS may issue a Request for Evidence (RFE) to request missing initial or additional evidence if required.
  • If required, a Notice to appear for an interview with an Immigration Officer at your nearest USCIS Office.
  • If your application is approved, a Notice of Decision or Approval Notice by mail.
  • Your new Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) if your application is approved.

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