Change of Filing Location for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced revised filing instructions for petitioners filing an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker (Form I-140). The new form, dated 6/14/10, reflects an overall effort to transition the filing of benefit forms from USCIS Service Centers to USCIS Lockbox facilities. Centralizing form and fee filing to a Lockbox environment allows USCIS to provide customers with more efficient and effective initial processing of applications, petitions and fees.
Form I-140 filed alone or together with an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) should be filed at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility, or at the USCIS Nebraska or Texas Service Centers, depending on the classification for which the petition is being filed. Forms I-140 for skilled workers (marked “f” in Part 2, Petition Type, of the form) should continue to be submitted to either the Nebraska or to the Texas Service Centers. Forms I-140 that are accompanied by a Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service should also go only to the Nebraska or Texas Service Centers. Beginning on Aug. 3, 2010 all other Form I-140s should be submitted to the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility. Detailed guidance can be found in the updated Form I-140 instructions on the USCIS website at www.uscis.gov.
Certain Form I-140 petitions may be electronically filed (e-filed) with USCIS. Please visit us at www.uscis.gov for information on who is eligible to e-file this form.
Petitioners filing a Form I-140 at a USCIS Lockbox facility may elect to receive an e-mail and/or text message notifying them that their petition has been accepted. They must complete an E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (Form G-1145), and attach it to the first page of their petition.
For more information on USCIS programs, visit www.uscis.gov or call the USCIS National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.
Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/03/2010