These checklists do not address the question of whether or not it is advisable to file a petition in any category.
They are intended for current clients of Curran & Berger LLP who have been referred to this list by staff.
Please contact us before you make any international travel plans. Knowing your international travel plans will allow your attorney to advise you promptly on whether you have the appropriate documents to be able to re-enter the U.S. Your travel document based on the green card will be processed approximately 90 days from the time we file your Green Card Application.
It is your responsibility to report a change of address during the time the I-864, Affidavit of Support (or the related forms I-864A and I-864EZ) remains in force [see the contract details listed on the I-864] by filing Form I-865, Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address found at www.uscis.gov. Form I-865, Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address, is used by a sponsor, co-sponsor, or joint sponsor to report a change of their address to the U.S. government.
NOTE: If a document is not in English, then a certified translation is required. Our firm can order a translation for you at an additional cost, or you can have your document translated and certified using a translation certification statement, signed and notarized. You may not certify translations of your own documents, nor those of any family member. For a translation certification statement, click here.
FAQ: What if I was issued an electronic I-94? Some I-94s at air and sea ports are now issued by a passport stamp and an electronic record you can access online. Your electronic record of admission may be accessed by at www.cbp.gov/I94, please send us a printed copy or a screenshot. Land border entries will continue to receive a paper Form I-94 from CBP.
If you have trouble accessing your electronic I-94 after several attempts and methods, you can contact deferred inspection. Find more information on deferred inspection here and the closest deferred inspection site here. If you still cannot access your I-94, please let us know.
Each applicant for adjustment of status is required to have a medical examination with a USCIS doctor. Note that the medical exam MUST be less than one year old when we file the I-485, and will have to be redone if the I-485 takes more than one year to process.
To find a list of USCIS doctors in your area, type your zip code into the USCIS Civil Surgeon Locator. When you go to the appointment, bring a copy of the latest I-693 medical exam form, so you can be sure the doctor uses the current form.
Since there is a vaccination requirement, it would be helpful to bring any vaccination records you may have to the exam. If you do not have any vaccination records, you may be given inoculations during the exam. Please note that all applicants must have a tuberculin skin test during their USCIS medical exam. An X-ray is not a suitable substitute for the TB skin test.
The exam results will be returned to you in a sealed envelope. Please return the envelope to us unopened!
Once we file your initial Marriage-Based Petition and Adjustment of Status Application, you will be scheduled for an interview at a local USCIS office. Please begin to gather and send us documentation of your relationship now, though we will not share it with USCIS until the interview. Once the interview is scheduled, we will provide additional guidance and discuss whether you wish to have an attorney or translator attend with you.
In addition to an interview preparation session with us, we've prepared an explanation of the interview process. PLEASE READ, IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PREPARING FOR YOUR INTERVIEW.
For clients of Curran & Berger, the filing fees are due in total before the time of filing and are reflected on your monthly billing statement. Current USCIS filing fees can be confirmed here .