I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of 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 qualifications of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parent(s).
Number of Pages
Form 3; Instructions 8.
03/05/13. No previous editions accepted.
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 every adult age 18 or older living in the household where the child will reside. Residents living abroad are exempt from USCIS biometric services fees.
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.
If filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility:
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-600a
Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/14/2013