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What is a Supplement J?

By September 24, 2021Immigration
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If you are filing an employment based Adjustment of Status petition, you may have to fill out and submit what is called a Supplement J.

Supplement J is a supplement form for the I-485 Adjustment of Status form that has to be filed in the following situations:

  1. Your U.S. company previously filed an I-140 form & you are filing your Adjustment of Status petition after the I-140 has been approved. The purpose is really to verify that the job as described in the PERM petition and I-140 form remains a bona fide job offer and you intend to accept it once the Adjustment petition is approved.
  2. You are requesting a job portability under INA section 204(j) to a new, full-time, permanent job offer that you intend to accept once your Adjustment petition is approved.

If you are filing your Adjustment of Status petition at the same time as the I-140 petition is filed, you don’t have to submit Supplement J. However, even in this case, USCIS may issue a Request for Evidence  and ask for the Supplement J before they make a final decision on your case to make sure that a bona fide job offer still exists.

Who must complete Supplement J?

Supplement J must be completed and signed by both the employer and the employee. The employer will fill out some current information about the business such as number of employees or revenue and the employee will fill out personal information such as an address, date and country of birth.

Is there a filing fee for this Supplement?

No, there is no filing fee for Supplement J.

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