How do I file my I-485 concurrently with an I-130?

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How do I file my I-485 concurrently with an I-130?

I’m a little confused – most websites say that I have to include an original copy of the I-130 in my I-485 application package, but others say that the I-130 petition package and the I-485 package should be kept separate and mailed at the same time.Which is it? Separate I-130 package with relevant documentation and only a copy of I-130 to be included in I-485 package? Or combine the two with all supporting documentation/evidence?

Asked on July 10, 2012 under Immigration Law, Illinois

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The I-485 application form is for your own permanent residency in the United States. The I-130 application form is for the application of a relative who is an alien to the United States being sponsored by a legal resident of the United States related to that person.

You need to first send your I-485 application in to the Immigration and naturalization Service. I would then wait a week or so and then send the I-130 application form to the same governmental entity and cross reference the I-485 application and all documentation/evidence previously sent when the I-130 application is subsequently submitted.

 


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