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Concurrently filing I-140 and I-485

An application for adjustment of status (Form I-485) may be submitted with an I-140 petition in any employment-based category that has a current priority date. The former requirement that the I-140 petition had to be approved before filing the Form I-485 has been abandoned.

To determine whether a family preference relative may file for a green card, one must reference the U.S. Department of State visa bulletin. The Department of State releases a visa bulletin each month to summarize the current availability of immigrant numbers. 


Unless otherwise indicated on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") website family preference relatives seeking to file a green card application must use the “Final Action Dates” to determine whether their priority date is current. 

See: Visa Bulletin for August 2019

Speak with a Local Immigration Attorney in Woburn, Massachusetts Today!

If you would like to discuss the concurrent filing of an I-140 petition and I-485 application, contact a Business Immigration Lawyer in Woburn, MA. Lally Immigration Services, LLC is located in Woburn, Massachusetts and offers free initial phone consultations.