SIJ Petition Process
This page gives you information on:
You must file at least two USCIS forms in order to get an SIJ-based green card:
You can file both forms together, or you can file the Form I-360 and wait for a decision until you file the Form I-485. Filing both forms at the same time is usually far quicker than waiting to file the second form.
Exception: If you are in immigration proceedings (if you are scheduled for immigration court), file only the Form I-360.
There are additional forms you may need to file depening on your circumstance. Please see our SIJ: Forms You May Need to File page.
If you want permission to work
File Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
If you want USCIS to waive a ground of ineligibility for a green card
File a Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility,
How to Check if You Have Latest Version of the Form
Fees, filing locations, and the forms can change from time to time. You can make sure you have the right fee, filing location, and form by:
Paying the Fee
Do NOT send a check or money order if you are asking for a fee waiver.
There is no filing fee for the Form I-360. But if you cannot afford to pay the filing fees for the other forms:
Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/01/2011