New I-485 Supplement J Required for Most Employment-Based​ I-485 Filings

Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 3.51.31 PM.pngUSCIS has received a new form – I-485 Supplement J – for those filing an I-485 (or to update an already filed I-485).  The new form is required for ALL persons filing an I-485 based upon an approved I-140 or a pending I-140 EXCEPT those filing a National Interest Waiver application or an Extraordinary Ability application (both of which are self-sponsored).  For those filing the I-485 WITH the I-140, the form is not required as you are already including a current letter of employment and attestations by the employer with the I-140 itself.

It is important to note that this form should also be used to update USCIS when you have a pending I-485 and you are using the portability provisions to move to another position that is the same or similar as the last position.  There is no fee for the form.

Please remember, as always, this blog does not offer legal advice. If you need legal advice, consult with a lawyer instead of a blog. Thank you.



Author: Adam Frank, Esquire

I am an immigration attorney with over 20 years of experience. I was graduated from Brandeis University undergrad in 1990 and then spent a year traveling around Central America. In 1991 I began attending the University of Baltimore School of Law and was graduated in 1994. I began working in Immigration Law in 1998 when I joined a small law firm and, in 2000 opened my own firm with my law partner Ed Leavy. Sadly, Ed passed away in 2011. I am still a partner in my own firm with my current partner Brendan Delaney. Our firm is Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC.

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