Form 486 Now Available Online
Form 486 is now available for filing online in the Apply Online/View
Forms area of the web site. This online form can be used for Funding
Years 2001 and 2002.
The Form 486 is in a scannable PDF format. Online filers must use Adobe
Acrobat 5.0 or higher to successfully complete the form. If you would
like to download this free software, you may do so from PDF Help located
in the Reference Area of this web site.
Please note the following:
1. No Save & Exit. At this time, you must complete your
486 in one session - no Save & Exit function exists. After submitting
your online Form 486, you may certify your form either online or on
paper. When the Save & Exit functionality is available, a notice to
that effect will be posted on this web site.
2. Printing Your Form. When you have completed entering
on the last page of the form, you must click on the "Submit" button at
the bottom of the page. You will then see a dialog box with the message
that the information on your form has been successfully submitted. If
you want a printed copy of your form, you must then click on the "Print"
button on this page before you click on the "E-cert" button or exit the
form. You will not be able to print a complete copy of your form after
you click on the "E-cert" button. This printed form will feature your
Form 486 Application ID in the upper left-hand corner of pages 1 and 7.
3. E-certifying Your Form. If you click on the "E-cert"
and then successfully submit your certification online, you will get a
dialog box with your Cert ID Number. This means your form has been
successfully certified online.