What is a derivative applicant I-485?
A derivative applicant is an intending immigrant who cannot be directly petitioned for, but who can acquire the ability to adjust status through the principal applicant.
How long does it take to approve i-485 after i 130 approval?
8 to 14 months
Usually, an I-485 application gets approved or denied within 8 to 14 months.
How long does USCIS have to make a decision on my form I-485?
You can expect the total I-485 processing time to be at least 8 to 14 months. It may take four to six weeks for USCIS to accept your application and send you a confirmation receipt. You then will receive notice of your biometrics appointment, which you must attend.
How do I check my i-485 application status?
You may check your case status online or call our USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283 to check the status of your Form I-485.
Who are derivative applicants?
A “derivative” visa applicant is the spouse or minor unmarried child (younger than age 21) of the beneficiary of an immigrant petition. Derivative family members can apply for immigrant visas with the beneficiary, who is considered the “principal” applicant.
What is the difference between principal applicant and derivative applicant?
The main difference between the two categories is the fact that principal applicants are the main beneficiaries listed on Form I-485. On the other hand, derivative applicants are not the main beneficiary, but they are listed on the same petition as the principal applicant.
Can I 485 be denied?
If USCIS finds individuals to be inadmissible, applicants will need to apply for and receive waivers of inadmissibility. At this point, USCIS may choose to approve or deny the I-485.
Can I file I 485 online?
You can file Form I-485 either online or by mail. To submit your form online, you should create a MyUSCIS account on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website. You can then receive all updates on your application through your alien registration number (a-number).
Who are derivative beneficiaries?
Who is a derivative beneficiary? A derivative beneficiary is an alien who cannot be directly petitioned for, but who can follow-to-join or accompany the principal beneficiary based on a spousal or parent-child relationship.