Immigration Issues/I-485 Application

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Hello,

My friend wants to file I-485. However, he was asked to submit I-797 Notice of Action on Form-129F and to file I-130.

In a request for more evidence, it was stated as follows: "Submit evidence that an immigrant visa petition has been file on your behalf. Such evidence includes a copy of I-797 Notice of Action on Form-129F, Form I-130, or I-360 and/or a copy of Form I-171."

As his I-797 Notice of Action on Form-129F was lost, will it be enough for him to submit only I-824 (to obtain another copy I-797) and/or I-130 instead of I-360 and/or I-171?

Thank you for your assistance.


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Hi,

I recommend filing I-130, obtaining a receipt notice, and then attaching the I-130 receipt notice in response to the I-485 query.

If your friend waits to receive a duplicate approval notice for I-129F based on the I-824 filing, it will probably be too late to respond to the query for the I-485 (your friend is probably given only 60 to 90 days to respond to the I-485 query).

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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