Adjustment of Status (I-485) with the K2 process

You must be thinking while doing the Adjustments of status (I-485) with the K2 process: “how long does it take?”

Adjustment of status K-1 visa I-485

There are simple ways to figure out how long for I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) process takes for approval.


  1. USCIS time processing information
  2. USCIS time historic processing time
  3. Other sources: Lawyers, Visajourney and some websites



The USCIS official charts are updated on monthly basis. You can compare your case to the overall processing stage.


For Adjustment of Status, you will have to wait 7-10 days after sending your documents to get the E-notification. Receiving your I-797 (Notice of Action) will take 10-14 days after getting your E-notification. Within that notification is the Case number that you can check on the USCIS case status tracker.




There is only one Service center for filing Adjustment of Status if your Spouse, parent, unmarried son/daughter under age 21 of a U.S. citizen with either an approved Form I-130 or you are filing Form I-485 together with Form I-130.

You must include a copy of the Form I-797 Notice, showing that your Form I-130 or Form I-360 was accepted or approved.

USCIS Chicago Lockbox:

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

PO Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517



USCIS “Time processing information”

This is an official chart guide on how long the processing takes.

Once you read the appropriate line, you’ll see one of two things which are the Date or Number of Months.  


A Date.  Since plenty of people file their petitions over the year, the USCIS may be slow and backed up.

This means that they are processing petitions received on specific dates.



Number of Months. If the chart has a number of months, then that means the USCIS is taking those many months to process petitions. Use this to estimate the length your case is likely to take. However, If you’re lucky, it may be much quicker than that.


Historic processing time

For all the Service centers, you can read the chart of the average time it takes to adjudicate a petition. In other words, how long do visa petitions normally take? It looks like the average trends of processing times has gone up in recent years.


You can also get to compare someone else timelines in Visajourney. In Visajourney, users get to post in specific forums their timelines of their visa process. There you can get some information as to how many people may have some cases with you.

Not all that filed their Adjustment of Status have only waited short months to get their green card. A lot of filers have waited almost a year before they even get to complete their processes.


There are two things you will need to undergo in order to complete your Adjustment of Status.


Once you get you I-797C Notice of Action the USCIS biometric appointment date.

Bring your marriage certificate on the day of your Biometric appointment. Your maiden information will be change to your cur card.


Not all filers will be interviewed. The USCIS will randomly pick petitions that may undergo the interview with them. It may take 60 days from your biometrics appointment to get the interview date. They would send you a letter and you can also constantly check your status on the Case tracker app.


Once approved for your Adjustment of status your K2 derivatives will also be automatically approved. If you have applied for you and the K2 derivative a combo card with it, your combo card might be given to you 60 days more or less. Temporary green cards do take a bit longer for 6 months, than your EAD (Employment Authorization Document) and your I-131 (Travel Document).