I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country
Purpose of Form
For adjudicating the eligibility and suitability of the applicant(s) to adopt a child who habitually resides in a Hague Adoption Convention country.
Number of Pages
Form: 9; Instructions: 11; Supplement 1: 2; Supplement 2: 1; Supplement 3: 4.
11/23/10; (04/16/09; 09/10/09; 02/25/08 editions also accepted)
Where to File
Express Mail and Courier Service deliveries:
E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or text message that your Form I-800A 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.
$720. (An $85 fee for biometrics is required for the applicant - and spouse, if any. Additionally, an $85 fee for biometrics is required for each person 18 years of age or older who is living with the applicant. See form instructions for additional details.)
The Hague Processing Tip Sheet, M-738, provides prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers with helpful tips for preparing the home studies for Hague Convention adoptions.
Do not send Change of Address Requests to a USCIS Lockbox facility.
Notes on fees:
This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-800a
Last Reviewed/Updated: 09/29/2011