I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition
Purpose of Form
This form is used by a U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child and enables USCIS to adjudicate the application that relates to the suitability and eligibility of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parent(s).
Number of Pages
Form 12; Instructions 14.
02/01/15; (On March 23, 2015, USCIS will accept only the 02/01/15 edition. USCIS will not accept editions dated 03/05/13 on or after 03/23/15.)
Where to File
See the Filing Addresses for Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition for information on where to file.
The filing fee for Form I-600A is $720. An additional biometric services fee of $85 is required for each adult member of the household. USCIS will inform a person residing abroad if he or she must pay a USCIS biometric services fee.
Form M-760, Orphan Home Study Tip Sheet, provides prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers with helpful tips for preparing home studies for orphan adoptions that are not subject to the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA). Form M-738, Hague Processing Tip Sheet, provides helpful tips for preparing home studies for orphan adoptions that need to comply with the UAA. Please visit our Web page on the Universal Accreditation Act for more information.
If filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility:
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-600a
Last Reviewed/Updated: 02/19/2015