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I-485 withdrawn/abandoned/rejected, any differences in terms of future immigrant/non-immigrant visa applications?

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Depends. Some withdrawn I-485s lead to removal proceedings. The fact that the 485 was filed is also an indication of immigrant intent which makes it hard to apply for non-immigrant visas. That said every case is different and every person's reasons for withdrawing and application is different.

JP Sarmiento



In what circumstances do withdrawn I-485s lead to removal proceedings?


Consult an immigration lawyer.

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It depends if you overstayed and if there are any other immigration violations.

The above is intended only as general information, and does not constitute legal advice. You must speak with an attorney to discuss your individual case.


Maybe. It really depends on the specific facts.

Dhenu Savla, Esq
SwagatUSA, LLC

This answer does not create an attorney-client relationship and is not meant to be relied upon as legal advice.


It all depends on why the I-485 was withdrawn/abandoned/rejected. However, any previous application can be examined while an immigration officer is adjudicating future applications. This could influence the decision if there were misrepresentations or other issues on the old applications.

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