There are many additional benefits for a green card holder than for other nonimmigrant visa holders, like traveling freely within the US with fewer restrictions. Due to these benefits, many people go for adjustment of status, i.e., transitioning from a nonimmigrant visa to a green card.
Form I-485 is used to adjust your status to legal permanent residence and get a green card. Adjusting your status is part of getting a green card in the US.
What Is Form I-485?
Due to the complexity of the process of adjusting your immigration status, it’s beneficial to start with a checklist of everything you’ll need to ensure the procedure goes smoothly.
Checklist for immediate relative to a green card holder or US citizen
Checklist for Employment-Based Form I-485 Applicant