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I-698, Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA)

Purpose of Form

This form is used to apply for adjustment to permanent resident status under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

Number of Pages

Form 6; Instructions 5.

Edition Date

03/11/13. (01/12/11, 11/23/10 and 12/29/09 editions also accepted.)

Where to File

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries, use the following address:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For courier/express deliveries, use the following address:

USCIS
Attn:I-698
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, are listed on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-698 has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application.  Form G-1145 can be downloaded through the link above.

Filing Fee

$1,020, regardless of when filed. (An $85 per applicant fee for biometrics may be required - unless under 14 years of age or older than 79 years of age.)

Special Instructions

Additional Information:  HIV Testing:  Starting January 4, 2010, an individual should no longer be tested for HIV infection for purposes of the immigration medical examination.  74 Fed. Reg 56547 (Nov 2, 2009).  Please disregard any reference in Form I-698 and its instructions to HIV on or after January 4, 2010. 

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-698

Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/07/2013