1. Government-Issued Photo ID:
To be eligible to adjust their status, applicants will need to provide a government-issued photo identification card that includes their name, date of birth, and photograph. This document must be from a recognized national or state issuing agency within the United States and should not be expired. Examples of accepted forms of identification include driver’s licenses, state-issued ID cards, and military ID cards.
2. Passport-Style Photos:
Applicants will also need to provide two passport-style photos that have been taken in the past 30 days. These must meet specific guidelines set forth by the State Department, including an appropriate number of copies, size requirements, and quality standards.
3. Birth Certificate:
Applicants must also provide a valid birth certificate from their country of origin. This document can be in either English or the native language of their homeland and should include information such as the applicant’s name, date of birth, place of birth, mother’s name, and father’s name.
4. I-94 Arrival/Departure Record:
The I-94 arrival/departure record is a document issued to nonimmigrant visa holders upon their entry into the United States. This document indicates the individual’s status in the country and should be provided with the I-485 application.
5. I-797 Notice of Action:
The I-797 notice of action is also known as the approval notice and is issued to applicants who have been approved for a particular immigration benefit, such as an adjustment of status or visa extension. This document should be included with the I-485 application.
6. Proof of Lawful Status:
Applicants must also provide proof that they are currently in the United States with a valid nonimmigrant visa and have not been engaging in any activity that would make them ineligible for adjustment of status. This can include documents such as the I-94 or copies of their visa.