I-130, Petition for Alien Relative
Purpose of Form
For citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States to establish the relationship to certain alien relatives who wish to immigrate to the United States.
Number of Pages
Form 2; Instructions 7.
12/18/12; (01/08/12; 08/15/11; 11/23/10; 06/14/10; 05/27/08 and 01/31/08 editions also accepted)
Where to File
File at the Chicago or Phoenix Lockbox, depending on where you live and whether you are also filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. The addresses are listed here: Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-130 web page.
If you reside outside of the United States where USCIS has an international office, you may file at the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility or at the USCIS international office in the country in which you reside. If you reside outside of the United States where USCIS does not have an international office, you may file at the U.S. Embassy or consulate having jurisdiction over the area where you live only if exceptional circumstances exist and the USCIS Field Office Director with jurisdiction over that location determines that the Embassy or consulate may accept and adjudicate the case. For a list of USCIS international offices and filing instructions please visit www.uscis.gov/international.
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-130
Last Reviewed/Updated: 07/05/2013