Immigration Resources

AR-11 | Alien’s Change of Address Card
Purpose:

IMPORTANT: To ensure your address is updated, do not download Form AR-11 until you read this page: Change of Address Information, as you may also be required to call the USCIS Contact Center (800-375-5283).

You may also change your address online.

NOTE:  If you use our Online Change of Address, do NOT file a paper Form AR-11.

I-90 | Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
Purpose:

Did you get an email (PDF, 438 KB), a text message, or a postcard (PDF, 1.06 MB)from us letting you know that you can file Form I-90 online? If you did, it should look like one of these examples.

Official communications sent by USCIS:

  • Include links that take you directly to the USCIS website and end in .gov;
  • Come from [email protected] when they are email messages; and
  • Do not ask for any personal information.

Use this form to replace a Green Card.

DO NOT submit this form if you are a conditional resident seeking to remove conditions on your Green Card. If you are a conditional resident, you must submit one of the following:

OR

If you need evidence of your lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive a replacement Green Card, we may issue you an Alien Documentation, Identification & Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp after you file this form. Additionally, if you applied for naturalization at least six months before your Green Card expired, you may be able to receive an ADIT stamp instead of filing a Form I-90. If you need assistance, contact the USCIS Contact Center.

As a lawful permanent resident, you must have a valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card or equivalent document with you at all times. Applying for naturalization does not change this requirement.

I-131A | Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation)
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR), including an LPR with conditions, and wish to apply for a travel document (carrier documentation) that allows you to board an airline or other transportation carrier without the airline or transportation carrier being penalized.

Form I-131A allows you to apply for a travel document if you are:

  • Returning from temporary overseas travel of less than one year, and your Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card or Form I 551) has been lost, stolen or destroyed; or
  • Returning from temporary overseas travel of less than two years and your Reentry Permit has been lost, stolen or destroyed.

We measure the length of your absence from the time you departed the U.S. to the time you pay the Form I-131A fee. You must have been an LPR when you left the U.S. and still be an LPR when you return to the U.S. If you abandoned your LPR status or if we terminated it, do not file Form I-131A.

If you are an LPR with an expired Green Card or are traveling with a child under 2 years old, please read the Special Instructions section below to determine whether you need to file Form I 131A.

I-539 | Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
Purpose:

ALERT:  On March 8, 2019, we published the revised Form I-539, Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status. We will reject any Form I-539 with an edition date of 12/23/16 or earlier that is received by USCIS after close of business on March 21, 2019. Starting on March 22, 2019, we will only accept the revised Form I-539 with an edition date of 02/04/19. We also published a new Form I-539A, Supplemental Information for Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status, on March 8 (replacing Supplement A of Form I-539).  Read more here: UPDATE: USCIS to Publish Revised Form I-539 and New Form I-539A on March 8.

The following groups use this form:

  • Certain nonimmigrants extending their stay or changing to another nonimmigrant status;
  • CNMI residents applying for an initial grant of status;
  • F and M nonimmigrants applying for reinstatement; and,
  • Persons seeking V nonimmigrant status or an extension of stay as a V nonimmigrant.
N-336 | Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA)
Purpose:

Use this form to request a hearing before an immigration officer on the denial of your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.

N-400 | Application for Naturalization
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for U.S. citizenship.

N-565 | Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for a replacement Declaration of Intention; Naturalization Certificate; Certificate of Citizenship; or Repatriation Certificate; or to apply for a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country.

N-600 | Application for Certificate of Citizenship
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship.

Purpose:

Children who regularly reside in a foreign country may use this form to claim U.S. citizenship based on their parents.

EOIR-29 | Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from a Decision of a DHS Officer
Purpose:

Use this form to appeal a USCIS decision on a Form I-130 or Form I-360 (Widow(er).

Note: An attorney or an accredited representative of an organization recognized by the BIA must file a separate notice of appearance on behalf of the petitioner (Form EOIR-27) with EOIR-29.

Do not use this form to appeal a Department of State overseas consular officer's denial of your visa application (for example, DS-157, DS-230, or DS-260). For information about visa application denials, please reference the Department of State website.

G-28 | Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative
Purpose:

Use this form to provide information about your eligibility to act on behalf of an applicant, petitioner, or respondent.

G-28I | Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney in Matters Outside the Geographical Confines of the United States
Purpose:

Use this form to provide notice that an attorney admitted to practice of the law in a country other than the United States seeks to appear before DHS in a matter outside the geographical confines of the United States.

G-325A | Biographic Information (for Deferred Action)
Purpose:

Use this form to provide biographic information and include it with the application or petition you are submitting to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

G-639 | Freedom of Information Act/Privacy Act Request
Purpose:

Use this form to request access to information under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.

Do not use this form:

  • To determine the status of pending applications. For status inquires, write to the USCIS office where the application was filed or call our USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283.
  • For consular notification of a visa petition approval. Use Form I-824 Application for action on an Approved Application or Petition.
  • For the return of original documents. Use Form G-884, Request for Return of Original Documents.
  • For records of naturalization before Sept. 27, 1906. Contact the clerk of court where naturalization occurred.
  • For information on USCIS manifest arrivals before December 1982. Contact the National Archives.
  • To obtain proof of status, such as a Social Security benefit or Selective Service requirement.
  • To obtain a Certification of Nonexistence of a Record, which involves an agency decision. The Office of Records Management prepares this documentation. See the Special Instructions section below for additional information.
G-845 | Verification Request
Purpose:

Use this form to verify the immigration status of applications for federal, state, or local public benefits and licenses.

G-845 Supplement | Document Verification Request Supplement
Purpose:

Use this form to request detailed information on an individual’s immigration status, citizenship, and sponsorship.

G-884 | Request for the Return of Original Documents
Purpose:

To request the return of original documents submitted to establish eligibility for an immigration benefit.

G-1041 | Genealogy Index Search Request
Purpose:

Use G-1041 to request a search of USCIS historical indices. To obtain copies of USCIS historical records, use Form G-1041A, Genealogy Records Request. Requests for searches of USCIS historical indices are used to determine whether any USCIS records exist on the subject and, if such records exist, to capture the file number and/or other identifier of each record.

G-1041A | Genealogy Records Request
Purpose:

Use Form G-1041A to obtain copies of USCIS historical records. (To request an index search of USCIS historical records, use Form G-1041, Genealogy Index Search Request.)

G-1055 | Fee Schedule
Purpose:

Use this form to verify fee information for immigration forms.

G-1145 | E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance
Purpose:

Use this form to request a text message and/or email when USCIS accepts your form.

G-1256 | Declaration for Interpreted USCIS Interview
Purpose:

The interviewing officer uses this form to:

  • Record the presence of  an interpreter that you have provided for your USCIS interview;
  • Document your satisfaction with the interpreter’s ability to interpret from English to your language, and from your language to English;
  • Acknowledge that your interpreter may learn confidential information during your interview;
  • Ensure the interpreter understands the requirements to serve as an interpreter, which includes accurately, literally, and fully interpreting for both you and the interviewing officer; and
  • Notify you that the interviewing officer can deny permission for the interpreter to participate in the interview.
G-1450 | Authorization for Credit Card Transactions
Purpose:

Use this form to pay fees for any form processed at a USCIS Lockbox. There is no additional fee to pay with your credit card.

I-9 | Employment Eligibility Verification
Purpose:

Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form. On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers. NOTE: State agencies may use Form I-9. Also, some agricultural recruiters and referrers for a fee may be required to use Form I-9.

I-102 | Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a nonimmigrant and need to apply for a new or replacement Form I-94 or I-95, Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document.

I-129 | Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
Purpose:

Petitioners use this form to file on behalf of a nonimmigrant worker to come to the United States temporarily to perform services or labor, or to receive training, as an H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, L-1, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1 or R-1 nonimmigrant worker. Petitioners may also use this form to request an extension of stay in or change of status to E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B1 or TN, or one of the above classifications for a foreign national.

I-129CW | Petition for a CNMI-Only Nonimmigrant Transitional Worker
Purpose:

An employer uses this form to petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a foreign national who is ineligible for another employment-based nonimmigrant classification to work as a nonimmigrant in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) temporarily as a CW-1, CNMI-Only Transitional Worker.

Purpose:

Use this to petition to bring your fiancé(e) (K-1) and their children (K-2) to the U.S. so you may marry your fiancé(e), or to bring your spouse (K-3) and their children (K-4) to the U.S. to apply for lawful permanent resident status.

How to report suspected marriage fraud
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has an online tip form to report suspected benefit/marriage fraud or other violations.

Help for immigration crime victims
Different types of support are available through ICE’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office.

I-129S | Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition
Purpose:

In order to classify alien employees as L-1 nonimmigrant intracompany transferees (executives, managers, or specialized knowledge professionals) under a previously approved blanket L petition.

I-130 | Petition for Alien Relative
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States who needs to establish their relationship to certain alien relatives who wish to immigrate to the United States.

Note: Filing a Form I-130 is only the first step in helping a relative immigrate to the United States. Eligible family members must wait until there is a visa number available before they can apply to become a lawful permanent resident.

How to report suspected marriage fraud: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has an online tip form to report suspected benefit/marriage fraud or other violations.

Help for immigration crime victims
Different types of support are available through ICE’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office.

I-131 | Application for Travel Document
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for a re-entry permit, refugee travel document, or advance parole travel document, to include parole into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons.

If you file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to request an advance parole document and depart the United States without having an advance parole document that is valid for the entire time you are abroad, we will consider your Form I-131 abandoned.

I-134 | Affidavit of Support
Purpose:

Use this form to sponsor a visa applicant and show they will not become public charges while in the United States. You must file a separate affidavit for each applicant.

I-140 | Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers
Purpose:

Use this form to petition for an alien worker to become a permanent resident in the United States.

I-191 | Application for Relief Under Former Section 212(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a lawful permanent resident and wish to file for relief under former INA section 212(c).

Congress repealed former INA section 212(c) effective April 1, 1997. However, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 2001 that the repeal does not apply to lawful permanent residents who pleaded guilty to a crime before April 1, 1997 (INS v. St. Cyr, 533 U.S. 289). In Matter of Abdelghany, 26 I&N Dec. 254 (BIA 2014), the Board of Immigration Appeals held that relief under former INA section 212(c) is also available to otherwise eligible lawful permanent residents, even if they were convicted following a trial before April 1, 1997.

Note: This form was previously titled, “Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile.”

I-192 | Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant
Purpose:

Use this form if you want to apply for advance permission to temporarily enter the United States and you are an:

  • Inadmissible nonimmigrant and already have the appropriate documents; or
  • Applicant for T or U nonimmigrant status.

If you are seeking admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) under INA section 217, you cannot file this form. Instead, you must apply for a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for authorization to travel. You should contact the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate if you have any questions regarding your admissibility under the VWP.

I-193 | Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa
Purpose:

For an alien who is a legal resident of the United States to reenter the United States without the alien's passport and/or visa.

I-212 | Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal
Purpose:

If you are inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 212(a)(9)(A) or (C), you must ask for consent to reapply for admission to the United States (consent to reapply) before you can lawfully return to the United States. Consent to reapply is also called “permission to reapply.” You should use this application to seek consent to reapply.

I-290B | Notice of Appeal or Motion
Purpose:

Use this form to file:

  • An appeal with the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO);
  • A motion with the USCIS office that issued the latest decision in your case (including a field office, service center, or the AAO); or
  • Certain appeals of the denial of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student” with the ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Program.  Please visit When to Use Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion for a list of immigration benefit types that are eligible for an appeal or motion using this form.

Do not use this form if you:

I-360 | Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant
Purpose:

Use this form to classify an alien as:

  1. An Amerasian (Born after 12/31/1950 and before 10/23/1982);
  2. The widow(er) of a U.S. citizen;
  3. The abused spouse or child of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
  4. The abused parent of a U.S. citizen; or
  5.  A special immigrant. A special immigrant is defined as one of the following:
    1.  Religious Worker
    2.  Panama Canal Company Employee, Canal Zone Government Employee, U.S. Government in the Canal Zone Employee;
    3.  Physician;
    4.  International Organization or NATO-6 Employee or Family Member;
    5.  Juvenile Declared Dependent on a juvenile court;
    6.  U.S. armed forces member;
    7.  Afghan or Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government as a translator;
    8.  Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq or
    9.  An Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government or the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
I-361 | Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Legal Custody for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian
Purpose:

To be filed in support of Form I-360, Petition to Classify Public Law 97-359 Amerasian as the Child, Son, or Daughter of a United States Citizen. The form is filed as your agreement to provide financial support for a five year period for an Amerasian or to petition a court for legal custody of an Amerasian under 18 years of age.

I-363 | Request to Enforce Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Legal Custody for Public Law 97-359 Amerasian
Purpose:

If, after admission to the United States, the beneficiary of a petition for a Public Law 97-359 Amerasian requires enforcement of the guarantee of financial support and intent to petition for legal custody, which was executed by the beneficiary's sponsor, the beneficiary may file this form with USCIS.

I-407 | Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status
Purpose:

Use Form I-407 to let us know that you have decided voluntarily to abandon your status as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States. We will then update your records to show that you are no longer an LPR.

I-485 | Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for lawful permanent resident status if you are in the United States.

I-485 Supplement A | Supplement A to Form I-485, Adjustment of Status Under Section 245(i)
Purpose:

Use this form to provide USCIS with additional information if you are seeking to adjust status under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

I-485 Supplement J | Confirmation of Bona Fide Job Offer or Request for Job Portability Under INA Section 204(j)
Purpose:

Use Supplement J to:

  • Confirm that the job offered to you in Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker, remains a bona fide job offer that you intend to accept once your Form I 485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, is approved. Beginning Jan. 17, 2017, if you are filing or have previously filed Form I-485 based on being the principal beneficiary of a valid Form I-140 in an employment-based immigrant visa category that requires a job offer, you will need to file Supplement J instead of submitting a job offer letter;

OR

I-508 | Request for Waiver of Certain Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities
Purpose:

Non-U.S citizens working for a foreign government mission or international organization who are either:

  • Lawful permanent residents; or
  • Nonimmigrants in A, G or E  status who are seeking adjustment of status as permanent residents

Use Form I-508 to waive certain diplomatic rights privileges, exemptions and immunities associated with their occupational status, including any exemption from paying  U.S. income taxes on the salaries paid to them by their foreign governments or organizations. This form complies with Section 247(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Permanent residents in such occupations who do not waive the exemption and who fail to pay their U.S. income taxes may be adjusted to A, G or E status.

Nonimmigrants in A, G or E status who do not waive the exemption and who fail to pay their U.S. income taxes may be unable to adjust status to permanent resident.

Please note: French nationals are covered by a special convention between France and the United States and must submit both Form I-508 and Form I-508F to USCIS.

I-508F | Request for Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities for French Nationals
Purpose:

French nationals receiving a salary from the Republic of France use Form I-508F to comply with Section 247(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and the convention between the United States of America and the French Republic with respect to taxes on income and property. A French national intending to file this form must also complete Form I-508 and submit both forms together.

I-526 | Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur
Purpose:

Use this form if you are an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States.

I-566 | Interagency Record of Request -- A, G or NATO Dependent Employment Authorization or Change/Adjustment to/from A, G or NATO Status
Purpose:

Submit this form with your application for:

  • Dependent employment authorization as an eligible A-1, A-2, G-1, G-3, G-4, or NATO 1-6 dependent; or
  • Change or adjustment of status to, or from, A, G or NATO status.
I-589 | Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for asylum in the United States and for withholding of removal (formerly called “withholding of deportation”). You may file for asylum if you are physically in the United States and you are not a U.S. citizen.

I-600 | Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative
Purpose:

U.S. citizens use this form to classify an orphan, habitually resident in a non-Hague Convention country, who is or will be adopted by a U.S. citizen, as an immediate relative to allow the child to enter the United States.

I-600A | Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition
Purpose:

U.S. citizens who plan to adopt a foreign-born child use this form to allow USCIS to adjudicate the application that relates to the suitability and eligibility of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parent(s).

I-601 | Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
Purpose:

If you are inadmissible to the United States and are seeking an immigrant visa, adjustment of status, certain nonimmigrant statuses or certain other immigration benefits, you must file this form to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. Please refer to the instructions to determine whether you should use this form.

You must submit all 12 pages.

I-601A | Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Purpose:

Certain immigrant visa applicants who are relatives of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents may use this application to request a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence grounds of inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act Section 212 (a)(9)(B), before departing the United States to appear at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for an immigrant visa interview. For more information, see the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver webpage.

I-602 | Application By Refugee For Waiver of Grounds of Excludability
Purpose:

For a refugee who has been found inadmissible to the United States for reasons such as felony conviction or health conditions to apply for a waiver of such inadmissibility on grounds of humanitarian reasons, family unity or national interest.

I-612 | Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement (under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended)
Purpose:

J-1 and J-2 visas holders and their families may use this form to apply for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement.

I-687 | Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Purpose:

For use during the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 245A legalization program of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, which ended in 1988. The form is now used to apply to USCIS for benefits under the terms and conditions of certain settlement agreements.

I-690 | Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility if you are an applicant for adjustment of status under section 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

I-693 | Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record
Purpose:

Generally, all applicants filing for adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident must submit Form I-693 completed by a designated civil surgeon. Form I-693 is used to report results of a medical examination to USCIS. The examination is required to establish that an applicant is not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.

A list of those health grounds can be found in section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

I-694 | Notice of Appeal of Decision Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
Purpose:

Use this form to notify U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that a foreign national who was denied permanent residence, temporary residence or a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) is appealing the decision to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office.

I-698 | Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA)
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for adjustment to permanent resident status under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

I-730 | Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition
Purpose:

If you have been admitted to the United States as a principal refugee or if you were granted status in the United States as a principal asylee within the previous two years, you may file a Form I-730 to request follow-to-join benefits for your spouse and/or unmarried children under 21 years of age only. In some cases, USCIS may grant a waiver of the 2-year filing deadline for humanitarian reasons. See Form I-730 instructions (linked above) for further information.

Purpose:

Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through marriage and want to apply to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.

I-765 | Application for Employment Authorization
Purpose:

Certain foreign nationals who are in the United States may file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to request employment authorization and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).  Other foreign nationals whose immigration status authorizes them to work in the United States without restrictions may also use Form I-765 to apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an EAD that shows such authorization.

I-765V | Application for Employment Authorization for Abused Nonimmigrant Spouse
Purpose:

Certain abused nonimmigrant spouses may use Form I-765V to request an employment authorization document (EAD). You may file for employment authorization if you are, or were, the abused spouse of a nonimmigrant who was admitted under INA section 101(a)(15)(A), (E)(iii), (G), or (H) [admitted in A, E-3, G, or H nonimmigrant status], and you either accompanied or followed to join your abusive nonimmigrant spouse.

I-800 | Petition to Classify Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative
Purpose:

To determine the child's eligibility for classification as a Convention adoptee. The U.S. citizen prospective adoptive parent files the petition to finalize the immigration process of a child who habitually resides in a Convention country. The petitioner must have an approved, valid Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country, to file Form I-800.

I-800A | Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country
Purpose:

USCIS uses this form to adjudicate the eligibility and suitability of the applicant(s) who want to adopt a child who habitually resides in a Hague Adoption Convention country.

I-817 | Application for Family Unity Benefits
Purpose:

Use this form to request initial benefits under the Family Unity Program, or to request an extension of such benefits.

I-821 | Application for Temporary Protected Status
Purpose:

If you are an eligible national of a designated country, use this form to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). When filing an initial TPS application or re-registering for TPS, you can also request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) by submitting a completed Form I-765, Request for Employment Authorization, at the time of filing Form I-821.

You may also file your Form I-765 request separately at a later date.

I-821D | Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Purpose:

Use this form to request that we consider granting or renewing deferred action on a case-by-case basis using guidelines described in the Secretary of Homeland Security's memorandum issued June 15, 2012 (PDF). Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Individuals who receive deferred action will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time, unless the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chooses to terminate the deferral. Individuals filing Form I-821D must also file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-765WS, Form I-765 Worksheet.

Due to federal court orders, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. See Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction for more information.

I-824 | Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition
Purpose:

Use this form to request further action on a previously approved application or petition.

I-829 | Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through entrepreneurship and want to remove the conditions on your residence.

I-854 | Inter-Agency Alien Witness and Informant Record
Purpose:

Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) use Form I-854A to request a foreign national witness and/or informant receive classification as an S nonimmigrant.

LEAs use Form I-854B to request a foreign national in S nonimmigrant status be permitted to apply for adjustment of status to adjust to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status under section 245(j) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

I-864 | Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA
Purpose:

Most family-based immigrants and some employment-based immigrants use this form to show they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely to rely on the U.S. government for financial support.

I-864A | Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a household member and want to promise to make your income and/or assets available to help support sponsored immigrants.

I-864EZ | Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act
Purpose:

To show that the applying immigrant has enough financial support to live without concern of becoming reliant on U.S. government welfare.

I-864W | Request for Exemption for Intending Immigrant's Affidavit of Support
Purpose:

Use this form to establish that applicant is exempt from the Form I-864 requirements.

I-865 | Sponsor's Notice of Change of Address
Purpose:

To report a sponsor's new address and/or residence

I-881 | Application for Suspension of Deportation or Special Rule Cancellation of Removal (Pursuant to Section 203 of Public Law 105-100 (NACARA))
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a foreign national who is eligible to apply for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA).

You may use this form only if you:

  • Are a national of Guatemala and:
    • First entered the United States on or before October 1, 1990, and registered for ABC benefits by submitting an ABC registration form to the former INS on or before December 31, 1991, or affirmatively filed an I-589 application between December 19, 1990 and December 31, 1991 and have not been apprehended at time of entry after December 19, 1990; or
    • Filed an application for asylum on or before April 1, 1990.
  • Are a national of  El Salvador and:
    • First entered the United States on or before Sept19, 1990; and registered for ABC benefits by either submitting an ABC registration form to the former INS or applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on or before October 31, 1991 or affirmatively filed an I-589 application between Dec 19, 1990 and Oct 31, 1991, and have not been apprehended at time of entry after December 19, 1990; or
    • Filed an application for asylum on or before April 1, 1990.
  • Entered the U.S. on or before Dec 31, 1990, filed for asylum on, or before Dec 31, 1991; and at the time that you filed your application for asylum you were a national of:
    • Albania
    • Bulgaria
    • Czechoslovakia
    • East Germany
    • Estonia
    • Hungary
    • Latvia
    • Lithuania
    • Poland
    • Soviet Union or any republic of the former Soviet Union
    • Romania
    • Russia
    • Yugoslavia or any state of the former Yugoslavia

OR

  • Are a spouse, child, or unmarried son or daughter of a person described above, so long as the familial relationship existed at the time when your spouse or parent was granted NACARA 203.
I-905 | Application for Authorization to Issue Certification for Health Care Workers
Purpose:

For an organization to apply for authorization to issue certificates to health care workers.

I-907 | Request for Premium Processing Service
Purpose:

Employers may use this form to request faster processing of certain employment-based petitions and applications. Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker,and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, have been designated for premium processing. Not all designated classifications within these forms are eligible for the immediate use of this service. Premium processing for the R-1 classification is only eligible after the petitioner passes an on-site inspection at the beneficiary’s place of employment. For more information on eligible premium processing categories, please visit our How Do I Use the Premium Processing Service? page.

I-910 | Application for Civil Surgeon Designation
Purpose:

Use this form to apply for civil surgeon designation. You may not need to apply for civil surgeon designation if you fall under a limited number of blanket designations.

Please refer to the instructions to determine whether you should use this form. For more information, see the USCIS Policy Manual Blanket Civil Surgeon Designation Guidance.

The National Benefits Center is accepting applications for civil surgeon designation. We have the authority to exercise discretion in approving civil surgeon applications based on local requirements. See 8 CFR 232.2.  At this time, we do not foresee invoking any local restrictions, but reserve the right to apply such restrictions.

I-912 | Request for Fee Waiver
Purpose:

Use this form to request a fee waiver for certain immigration forms and services based on a demonstrated inability to pay. Please consult the list below, uscis.gov/feewaiver, or 8 CFR 103.7(c)(3) for the list of forms and services that are eligible for a fee waiver.

I-914 | Application for T Nonimmigrant Status
Purpose:

Use this form to request temporary immigration benefits if you are a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, also known as human trafficking.

I-918 | Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status
Purpose:

If you are a foreign national and are a victim of a qualifying criminal activity, use this form to petition for temporary immigration benefits for yourself and your qualifying family members, as appropriate.

I-924 | Application For Regional Center Designation Under the Immigrant Investor Program
Purpose:

This form is used by any economic unit, public or private, in the United States that is involved with promoting economic growth (including increased export sales, improved regional productivity, job creation, or increased domestic capital investment) to:

  1. Ask USCIS to be designated as a regional center under the Immigrant Investor Program; or
  2. Request an amendment to a previously designated regional center. As detailed below, an amendment is required for certain changes to a designated regional center and is optional for other changes.

A. An amendment request must be filed to:

  1. Seek approval for any changes to the regional center’s name, ownership, or organizational structure, or any changes to the regional center’s administration that affect its oversight and reporting responsibilities, or to add or remove any of the regional center’s principals, immediately following the changed circumstances; or
  2. Change the geographic area of a regional center.

Note:  For geographic area expansion requests made on or after February 22, 2017, the Form I-924 amendment must be approved before a Form I-526 petitioner may demonstrate eligibility at the time of filing his or her petition based on an investment in the expanded area.

B. An amendment request may be filed to:

  1. Change the industries of focus of the regional center;
  2. Add a new commercial enterprise associated with the regional center and/or seek a preliminary determination of EB-5 compliance for an exemplar Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur, for that new commercial enterprise; or
  3. Notify USCIS of changes in the name, organizational structure or administration, capital investment instruments, or offering memoranda (including changes in the economic analysis and underlying business plan used to estimate job creation) for a previously added new commercial enterprise associated with the regional center.

Note: An I-924 amendment is not required to report changes of address, contact information, a change of duties among the regional center principals, changes to non-principal managing companies, contracting agents or similar changes, or information described in Item 2.B. above. The regional center must notify USCIS within 30 days of such changes. Notification of these changes can be made by emailing the EB-5 Program mailbox at: [email protected]. USCIS will review any changes submitted by email and may require or recommend, as appropriate, the regional center to file an I-924 Amendment.

I-924A | Annual Certification of Regional Center
Purpose:

Regional centers use this form to demonstrate continued eligibility for regional center designation. Regional centers that remain designated for participation in the program as of September 30 of a given year must submit Form I-924A with the required supporting documentation on or before December 29 of that same year.

I-929 | Petition for Qualifying Family Member of a U-1 Nonimmigrant
Purpose:

To request immigration benefits on behalf of a family member who never held U nonimmigrant status.

I-941 | Application for Entrepreneur Parole
Purpose:

Use this form if you are an entrepreneur and want to:

  • Make an initial request for parole based upon significant public benefit;
  • Make a subsequent request for parole for an additional period; or
  • File an amended application to notify USCIS of a material change.
I-942 | Request for Reduced Fee
Purpose:

Use this form to request a reduced filing fee for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, if your documented annual household income is greater than 150 percent but not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines at the time you file.

If you qualify for a reduced filing fee, you must still pay the full biometric services fee along with the reduced fee.

A reduced fee is not the same as a fee waiver. Please see our Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, page for information about fee waivers.

N-4 | Monthly Report Naturalization Papers
Purpose:

The clerk of any court conducting naturalization activities under Section 339 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1450) and 8 CFR 339 uses this form to provide information to USCIS to finalize the record process regarding individuals naturalized and to determine payments to the courts as provided by law.

N-300 | Application to File Declaration of Intention
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a permanent resident and want to declare your intent to become a U.S. citizen. This form is not required for naturalization, but may be required by some states if you wish to conduct certain business with that state.

N-426 | Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service
Purpose:

This form is used by an applicant for naturalization to request that the Department of Defense verify the applicant's military or naval service.

N-470 | Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes
Purpose:

Use this form if you are a lawful permanent resident who must leave the United States for a period of one year or longer for certain employment purposes and you want to preserve your status as an immigrant in order to pursue naturalization.

“Certain employment purposes” includes working for:

  • The U.S. government.
  • An entity that is currently recognized by USCIS as an American institution of research.
  • An American firm or corporation (or a subsidiary of that firm or corporation) where you engage in developing the foreign trade and commerce of the United States.
  • An American firm or corporation engaged in the development of foreign trade and commerce of the United States, where you protect the property rights outside the United States of that American firm or corporation.
  • A public international organization of which the United States is a member by treaty or statute.
  • A denomination or mission that has a bona fide organization in the United States in which you perform ministerial or priestly functions or your sole role is a clergyman or clergywoman, missionary, brother, nun, or sister.

Note: If you are eligible for naturalization under section 319(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) because you are married to a U.S. citizen working for certain organizations overseas, you are exempt from establishing the naturalization residency and physical presence requirements. Therefore, you are not required to file Form N-470. Please visit uscis.gov/n-400 for more information on applying for naturalization under section 319(b) of the INA.

N-644 | Application for Posthumous Citizenship
Purpose:

Public Law 101-249 provides for the granting of U.S. citizenship to an alien or noncitizen national whose death resulted from injury or disease incurred on active duty with the U.S. armed services during specified periods of military hostilities. Posthumous citizenship is an honorary status commemorating the bravery and sacrifices of these persons; it does not convey any benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act to any relative of the decedent. If your application is approved, you will be issued a Certificate of Citizenship (N-645) in the name of the decedent. The certificate establishes only that the person is considered to be a citizen of the United States as of the date of his/her death, and is invalid for all other purposes. Note that the current Form N-644 edition has updated instructions regarding eligibility to apply for a Certificate of Posthumous Citizenship. One important change is that persons who die as a result of active-duty service in the U.S. armed services on or after September 11, 2001, have become eligible for U.S. citizenship. For veterans who died several years ago, another important change is the extension of the filing deadline to November 2, 2005. Until further notice, Form N-644 applications submitted on the previous (5/30/91) edition will also be accepted.

N-648 | Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions
Purpose:

Use this form if you are applying for U.S. citizenship and need to request an exception to the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization because of physical or developmental disability or mental impairment.