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I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

Purpose of Form

To petition to bring your fiancé(e) (K-1) and that person's children to the U.S. for marriage to you or to bring your spouse and that person's children (K-3 and K-4 visas, respectively) to the United States to complete processing for permanent resident status (under the LIFE Act and Amendments of 2000).

Number of Pages

Form 6; Instructions 9.

Edition Date

06/13/13. No previous editions accepted.

Where to File

File Form I-129F at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility:
For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

P.O. Box 660151
Dallas, TX 75266

For USPS Express Mail and courier deliveries:
Attn: I-129F
2501 South State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

• We recommend reading our Lockbox Filing Tips before filing your petition.
• We will send you an email or text when the Dallas Lockbox facility accepts your Form I-129F if you clip a completed Form G-1145, Notification of Acceptance of Application/Petition to the front of your petition.
• Note: A Form I-129F Petition cannot be adjudicated at a USCIS Office abroad.

Filing Fee

$340. (There is no fee for petitions for K-3 status based on an immigrant petition filed by the same U.S. citizen.)

Special Instructions

There is an error on the current version of the Form I-129F. In Part 3, "Other Information", the paragraph immediately before question 4 incorrectly describes the circumstances in which a written request for a waiver of the IMBRA filing limitations is required.  You will find the correct description in the Instructions for Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), under the topic of "Requirements and Documents":
2. What filing limitations does IMBRA place on K-1 nonimmigrant petitioners?

You must apply for a filing limitations waiver if any of the following apply to you: 

1. You have previously filed K-1 petitions for two or more beneficiaries; or

2. You previously had a K-1 petition approved, and less than two years have passed since the filing date of that petition.

If either of these statements is true, you must submit a written request for a waiver with your petition. Refer to the filing instructions for further details regarding the waivers.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/01/2014