With the substantial likelihood that we will see administrative relief before the end of this year, this is a good time to review what people need in the way of supporting documents in order to make a final green card application. For detailed information as to how to get country specific documents, such as birth and marriage records, go to this page http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/fees/reciprocity-by-country.html and enter the name of the country in the box. On the page that comes up, scroll down to the documents section and you will find all of the documents listed there. At a minimum, for EB adjustment of status, you will need the following documentation: Your birth record A complete copy of your passport Your I-94 Proof that you have maintained status since your last lawful entry Proof that you have a continuing job offer in the same position and with the same company shown in your PERM If you are married, then you need a copy of your marriage certificate and your spouse will need all of the same documents (except the last, above). If you have children, you will need to produce copies of their birth certificates, no matter where they were born. If they are applying for AOS, they will need the same documents as your spouse. Get these documents ready now. They will not "expire" as time passes (other than the passport copy and proof of employment) and if you aren't able to file now, you will need them later when you do file. Later, when you file, you will also need photos and medical exam results, but hold off on those until you know that you are actually are going to file. Remember, you should have about three weeks of warning between the time the Visa Bulletin comes out and the first day that you can file.