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Filing Adjustment Applications

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This information is provided as a courtesy to NC State foreign national employees who are beneficiaries of NC State immigrant visa petitions. The Adjustment Application is the final stage in the permanent residency process and is the personal application of the beneficiary. It is also required of his/her dependents.

The Adjustment Application is not a university-sponsored "petition." Rather, it is a personal application that contains personal and confidential information regarding moral character, criminal history, taxes, communist party affiliation, etc. Because of this, NC State does not prepare or file the application for employees or their family members. International Employment is available to answer general questions and provide basic guidance, but is not responsible for the content or outcome of the I-485 application process.

Note: The links and forms below are subject to change, and it is each applicant's responsibility to keep abreast of these changes and to obtain and submit the appropriate documentation to US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

We strongly recommend that you seek the services of an immigration attorney to review the adjustment application package with you. We also suggest American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) for Immigration Attorney referrals.

USCIS forms required for the adjustment application:

  • Form I-485 - Application for Adjustment
  • Form G-325 - Biographical Data
  • Form I-693 - Medical Exam Form

Information required in conjunction with the adjustment application:

  • Photo specifications - Instructions for getting the proper photographs for your adjustment application
  • Certified Civil Surgeons - List of doctors who can perform the medical examination for permanent residence applicants.

Independent work authorization and travel based on a pending adjustment application-available also to dependents of applicant, but each dependent must file individually.

  • Form I-765
  • Form I-131