Online filing with USCIS allows you to:
- Conveniently and securely set up and manage your account;
- Electronically submit applications, petitions, requests, and supporting documents;
- Receive and respond to notices and decisions electronically;
- Make payments online (such as filing fees, biometric services fees, or the USCIS Immigrant Fee); and
- Access real-time information about the status of your cases.
What You Can File or Pay Online
USCIS Immigrant Fee
If the Department of State (DOS) gave you an immigrant visa, you must pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee online. You may pay this fee after immigrating to the United States, but we recommend that you do so after you receive your immigrant visa packet from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad (including Canada and Mexico) and before you depart for the United States. You will not receive a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) until you pay this fee.
Anyone can pay the USCIS Immigrant Fee for you. For example, a family member, friend, employer, attorney, or accredited representative can pay the fee, as long as they have your Alien Registration Number (A-Number) and DOS Case ID.
Note: If your visa status is S-B1 (returning lawful permanent resident) and you need a new Green Card, you must file a Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card and you should not pay the immigrant fee.
Visit the USCIS Immigrant Fee page for more information about how to pay this fee.
If you are a lawful permanent resident, you may file online to apply for a replacement or renewal Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). You must complete the online version of the Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card, through your USCIS online account. If you are a conditional permanent resident, you can only file online to replace an existing Green Card. You may not use this form to apply for an extension or removal of your status.
Visit the Form I-90 page for more information about this form.
If you are a lawful permanent resident and need to file Form I-131A, Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation), you must pay the required fee online and take your completed form to a U.S. Embassy or Consulate to apply in person.
The embassy or consulate will generally issue the carrier documentation within 2 weeks. You must present your boarding foil (similar to a visa) or transportation letter, to a commercial transportation carrier instead of your Green Card or reentry permit.
The carrier documentation provided by the embassy or consulate proves that you are authorized to travel to a U.S. port of entry to apply for admission to the United States. It is not a guarantee of admission or parole into the United States. U.S. Customs and Border Protection will conduct all required inspections when you arrive and will make the final determination of whether to admit or parole you to the United States.
Visit the Form I-131A page for more information about this form.
If you are a lawful permanent resident, you may file online to apply naturalization. You must complete the online version of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, through your USCIS online account. You cannot file online if you are in the military or are requesting a fee waiver or reduced fee.
Visit the Form N-400 page for more information about this form.
You can use this form to apply for a:
You must complete the online version of the Form N-565, Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document, through your USCIS online account.
Note for Attorneys and Accredited Representatives: If you are an attorney or accredited representative, you cannot file Form N-565 online for your clients at this time. However, you can create an online account, which will allow you to manage all of your clients’ applications in one place. You can also link to your client’s account through your myUSCIS account.
Visit the Form N-565 page for more information about this form.
You can use this form to request a hearing before an immigration officer on the denial of your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization. You must complete the online version of Form N-336, Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA), through your USCIS online account.
Visit the Form N-336 page for more information about this form.
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