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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.

Edition Date

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.

Filing Fee

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.

Special Instructions

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.

  • A Form I-600A/Form I-600, Supplement 1, Listing of Adult Member of the Household, must be completed and submitted for every adult member of the household age 18 and older who lives in the home of the prospective adoptive parent(s) except for the spouse of the applicant/petitioner. If there are multiple adult members of the household, please submit multiple copies of this page.
  • Please see the instructions for Form I-600A for details.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/14/2013