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Hi William,

I am preparing my Form I-485 application currently. Do I need to provide the Police Certificates from every country in which I have lived? and can I change my job after the I-485 application?


The applicant for Consular Processing must provide police certificates from every country in which the applicant has lived for six months or more since attaining the age of 16. The Form I-485 applicants must be fingerprinted for FBI, and must provide extensive records of any arrest or conviction, but do not need to provide police certificates from abroad.

If an Form I-485 application has been pending for 180 days or more, the applicant is permitted to move to a new position with the same employer, the same position at another location, or to a position with a different employer provided that the applicant continues to be employed in the “same or similar occupation.”

Passed by U.S. Congress, the rule allows the flexibility for Form I-485 adjustment applicants. USCIS has indicated it does expect to be provided with notification of any change of employment along with a clear job description evidencing that the employment is within the “same or similar occupation”.

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