How to Get an I-551 Visa Stamp

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Step 1

Complete the I-485 "Application to Register for Permanent Residence" or "Adjust Status" form. You can download the .pdf form from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) website at http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/files/form/i-485.pdf.

Step 2

Gather documents for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. You will need a valid passport, money order to cover application fees, marriage certificate, employment contract and any other family information.

Step 3

Get two additional passport photos. You can get this done at a variety of retailers, including from your local post office. You will need to submit the photos with the I-485 application form.

Step 4

Mail the I-485 application and all other documentation, including your passport, to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

USCIS

P.O. Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680

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