Green Card for a Refugee
If you were admitted as a refugee, you are required by law to apply for a green card (permanent residence) in the United States 1 year after being admitted as a refugee. For more information on refugees, see our Humanitarian page.
You must apply for a green card 1 year after you are admitted to the United States as a refugee if you:
Note: When permanent residency is granted, you will have your adjustment of status date recorded as the day you entered into the United States as a refugee.
Supporting Evidence For Form I-485
Family Application Process
Change of Address
Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/30/2011
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