Can I include dependent children on Form I-485?

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Yes, you will be required to list all of your children, but it’s necessary to prepare separate I-485 applications if they are immigrating with you.

When preparing Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status, the parent will list all of his or her children, regardless of whether they are:

  • Alive, missing, or dead;
  • Born in other countries or in the United States;
  • Under 18 years or adults;
  • Married or unmarried;
  • Living with you or elsewhere;
  • Stepsons or stepdaughters or legally adopted or
  • Born when you were not married

However, if the child is also applying for permanent residence, a separate Form I-485 must be prepared for each child.

Source: USCIS

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