Purpose: This page contains Form I-485 checklist when filing for adjustment of status based on marriage to a U.S. Citizen.
Here’s the Form I-485 checklist, a comprehensive list of documents you need to file when filing USCIS Form I-485 for green card through marriage.
Tips & Checks
- Arrange the documents in the order listed below.
- Place the photos and filing fee (check/money order) on top of Form I-485.
- Use paper clips to hold all the pages together. DO NOT STAPLE ANYTHING.
Form I-485 Checklist Instructions
Form I-485 Checklist FAQs
Yes. Any document you’re submitting as a part of Form I-485 Checklist that is not written in English must be translated. The only exception is Passport.
Unfortunately Not. USCIS does not permit the beneficiary or the petitioner to translate documents. In this case, since you and your spouse are the beneficiary and the petitioner you may not translate Form I-485 Checklist documents.
Good news here, you do not. You can get anyone who is proficient in the native language being translated and English to translate the Form I-485 Checklist documents.
Yes, when translating Form I-485 Checklist documents, the translator must provide a document to certify that he/she is competent to translate the document and the translation is accurate.
Here’s an excerpt from USCIS’s official page:
Please submit certified translations for all foreign language documents. The translator must certify that s/he is competent to translate and that the translation is accurate.
The certification format should include the certifier’s name, signature, address, and date of certification. A suggested format is:
Certification by Translator
I [typed name], certify that I am fluent (conversant) in the English and ________ languages, and that the above/attached document is an accurate translation of the document attached entitled ______________________________.
Date Typed Name