Form I-485

Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

What do you need?

The filing fee varies. See the chart below for filing fees based on your category.

You can pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check, or pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric services fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.

Pay each filing fee separately. We are transitioning to electronically processing immigration benefit requests, which requires us to use multiple systems to process your package. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.

Read our Paying USCIS Fees page for more details.

If You Are…Form FeeBiometric
Services Fee
Under 14 and filing with the Form I-485
application of at least 1 parent
Under 14 and not filing with the Form I-485 application of at least one parent$1,140$0$1,140
Age 14–78$1,140$85$1,225
Age 79 or older$1,140$0$1,140
Filing Form I-485 based on having been admitted to the United States as a refugee$0$0$0

Through Sept. 30, 2023, there is no fee to file Form I-485 to adjust status on the basis of Afghan special immigrant classification, or for any associated biometric services or to file an associated Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

Filing Tips: Review our Tips for Filing Forms by Mail page for information on how to ensure we will accept your form.

Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.

  • Save time by submitting all required initial evidence and supporting documentation at the same time you file Form I-485.

    View the checklist of required initial evidence.

    The checklist is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. Submitting all required initial evidence and supporting documentation at the same time you file Form I-485 may eliminate the need for us to issue a Request for Evidence to obtain additional documentation and evidence. This may also help avoid adjudication delays if we decide that you do not need to be interviewed.

    You may also save time by submitting Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, with your Form I-485. We generally consider a completed Form I-693 to remain valid for two years after the date the civil surgeon signed it.

This information has been compiled directly from the official USCIS website.

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