USCIS Ombudsman Update on Derivative I-485 Applications

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service Ombudsman issued an update on what you can do if your I-485 Application for Adjustment has been approved but a family member’s I-485 remains pending.  If a family member’s derivative I-485 adjustment of status application has been pending in excess of 30 days from the approval date of your I-485 case, you should submit the following documents to cisombudsman.publicaffairs@dhs.com.

  • DHS Form 7001;
  • A copy of the principal applicant’s I-485 approval notice;
  • A copy of the Form I-485 receipt notice for the derivative; and
  • Any other evidence that is pertinent to the case.

The email subject line should say: “Unapproved Derivative I-485.”