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Special Instructions for Some Residents of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico

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Special Information for persons living in the jurisdictions of:

Dallas Field Office
El Paso Field Office
Oklahoma City Field Office

Please note: This program is in operation until September 21, 2007. See the "Modification of DORA Requirements" in the Related Links section of this page.


Effective October 23, 2006, if you are residing within the jurisdiction of the Dallas Field Office, and effective November 20, 2006, if you are residing within the jurisdiction of the El Paso or Oklahoma City Field Offices, you must follow the filing instructions below when submitting an application based on:

  1. A family relationship with an immediately available immigrant visa;
  2. A Diversity Visa lottery selection; or
  3. A Special Immigrant Status, excluding religious workers.

Location of filing and scheduling of appointment to file Form I-485 in person.

If you are filing the Form I-485 based on the criteria specified above, you must file in person at the office that corresponds to your jurisdiction. To file in person, you must obtain an appointment through InfoPass, an online appointment request system, which can be found through the related link on this page. Once you have selected a date and time for the appointment, you should print the appointment notice, which shows the time, date and location of the appointment, and present it when appearing to file your Form I-485 in person.

Documents to bring to the InfoPass appointment.

At the InfoPass appointment, you must bring the following documents:

  1. Form I-485 with supporting documentation and/or evidence of eligibility (e.g. Form I-797, Notice of Action, or Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, or Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, if applicable, Form G-325A, Biographic Information, Form I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status, Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, etc.); and
  2. Required fees in the form of cashier's check or money order made payable to Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.


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