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Most individuals can change their address in two ways:
- Through your existing USCIS online account if you filed your form online; or
- Filing Form AR-11, Alien’s Change of Address Card, online.
Filing Form AR-11 online will update your address on all pending applications, petitions, or requests that you include on the form.
You do not need to mail a paper Form AR-11 if you use the change of address webpage unless you are a victim of domestic violence, trafficking, and other crimes, or if you have previously filed a Form I-751 abuse waiver. For more information on these special situations in which you must file a paper Form AR-11, see our Change of Address webpage.
We strongly encourage you to update your address with USCIS to ensure you receive all correspondence and benefits from us in a timely manner and avoid possible delays related to your case.
Changing your address with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will not change your address with USCIS, or the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) if you have an active or pending court case. Please update your address with both USCIS and USPS (and EOIR if you are in immigration proceedings).
Use this form to appeal a USCIS decision on a Form I-130 or Form I-360 Widow(er).
Note: An attorney or an accredited representative of an organization recognized by the Board of Immigration Appeals must file a separate notice of appearance on behalf of the petitioner (Form EOIR-27) with EOIR-29.
Do not use this form to appeal a Department of State overseas consular officer's denial of your visa application (for example, DS-157, DS-230, or DS-260). For information about visa application denials, please reference the Department of State website.
Use this form to provide information about your eligibility to act on behalf of an applicant, petitioner, or respondent.
Use this form to provide notice that an attorney admitted to practice of the law in a country other than the United States seeks to appear before DHS in a matter outside the geographical confines of the United States.
Use this form to provide biographic information when submitting a request for deferred action to USCIS.
Make a Request Using the Paper G-639
Use Form G-639 to request access to information under the Freedom of Information and Privacy Acts (FOIA/PA).
Do not use the G-639:
- To check the status of a pending case. Please visit uscis.gov/casestatus or call our USCIS Contact Center at 800-375-5283.
- For consular notification of a visa petition approval. Use Form I-824, Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition.
- For the return of original documents. Use Form G-884, Request for Return of Original Documents.
- For records of naturalization before Sept. 27, 1906. Contact the clerk of court where naturalization occurred.
- For information on USCIS manifest arrivals before December 1982. Contact the National Archives.
- To obtain proof of status, such as a Social Security benefit or Selective Service requirement.
- To obtain a Certification of Nonexistence of a Record, which involves an agency decision. The Office of Records Management prepares this documentation. See the Special Instructions section below for additional information.
Use this form to verify the immigration status of applications for federal, state, or local public benefits and licenses.
Use this form to request detailed information on an individual’s immigration status, citizenship, and sponsorship.
Use this form to request the return of original documents submitted to establish eligibility for an immigration benefit.
Use Form G-1041 to request a search of USCIS historical indices. (To obtain copies of USCIS historical records, use Form G-1041A, Genealogy Records Request.)
When we receive Form G-1041, we will determine whether any USCIS records exist on the subject and, if such records exist, to capture the file number and/or other identifier of each record.
Use Form G-1041A to obtain copies of USCIS historical records. (To request an index search of USCIS historical records, use Form G-1041, Genealogy Index Search Request.)
Use this form to verify fee information for immigration forms.
Use this form to request a text message and/or email when USCIS accepts your form.
The interviewing officer uses this form to:
- Record the presence of an interpreter that you have provided for your USCIS interview;
- Document your satisfaction with the interpreter’s ability to interpret from English to your language, and from your language to English;
- Acknowledge that your interpreter may learn confidential information during your interview;
- Ensure the interpreter understands the requirements to serve as an interpreter, which includes accurately, literally, and fully interpreting for both you and the interviewing officer; and
- Notify you that the interviewing officer can deny permission for the interpreter to participate in the interview.
Use Form I-9 to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must properly complete Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or authorized representatives of the employer) must complete the form.
On the form, an employee must attest to his or her employment authorization. The employee must also present his or her employer with acceptable documents evidencing identity and employment authorization. The employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and to relate to the employee and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form. Employers must retain Form I-9 for a designated period and make it available for inspection by authorized government officers.
Use this form to replace or renew a Green Card.
DO NOT submit this form if you are a conditional resident seeking to remove conditions on your Green Card. If you are a conditional resident, you must submit one of the following:
- Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, to remove conditions on a Green Card obtained through marriage
- Form I-829, Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions, to remove conditions on a Green Card obtained through financial investment in a U.S. business.
If you need evidence of your lawful permanent resident status while waiting to receive a replacement Green Card, we may issue you an Alien Documentation, Identification & Telecommunications (ADIT) stamp after you file this form. Additionally, if you applied for naturalization at least six months before your Green Card expired, you may be able to receive an ADIT stamp instead of filing a Form I-90. If you need assistance, contact the USCIS Contact Center.
As a lawful permanent resident, you must have a valid, unexpired Permanent Resident Card or equivalent document with you at all times. Applying for naturalization does not change this requirement.
Use this form if you are a nonimmigrant and need to apply for a new or replacement Form I-94 or I-95, Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document.
Petitioners use this form to file on behalf of a nonimmigrant worker to come to the United States temporarily to perform services or labor, or to receive training, as an H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, H-3, L-1, O-1, O-2, P-1, P-1S, P-2, P-2S, P-3, P-3S, Q-1 or R-1 nonimmigrant worker. Petitioners may also use this form to request an extension of stay in or change of status to E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B1 or TN, or one of the above classifications for an alien.
An employer uses this form to petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an alien who is ineligible for another employment-based nonimmigrant classification to work as a nonimmigrant in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) temporarily as a CW-1, CNMI-Only Transitional Worker.
Use this to petition to bring your fiancé(e) (K-1) and their children (K-2) to the U.S. so you may marry your fiancé(e), or to bring your spouse (K-3) and their children (K-4) to the U.S. to apply for lawful permanent resident status.
How to report suspected marriage fraud
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has an online tip form to report suspected benefit/marriage fraud or other violations.
Help for immigration crime victims
Different types of support are available through ICE’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office.
Use this form to classify alien employees as L-1 nonimmigrant intracompany transferees (executives, managers, or specialized knowledge professionals) under a previously approved blanket L petition.
Use this form if you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) and you need to establish your relationship to an eligible relative who wishes to come to or remain in the United States permanently and get a Permanent Resident Card (also called a Green Card).
Submitting Form I-130 is the first step in helping an eligible relative apply to immigrate to the United States and get Green Card. The filing or approval of this petition does not give your relative any immigration status or benefit.
We will generally approve your Form I-130 if you can establish a relationship between you and your relative that qualifies them to immigrate to the United States. Generally, once we approved the petition, your relative may apply to become an LPR. This is the second step in the process. Certain relatives must wait until a visa number is available before they can apply. If your relative qualifies as an immediate relative, an immigrant visa always is available.
- If your relative is already in the United States and a visa is available, they may be eligible to get their Green Card by filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.
- If your relative is ineligible to get their Green Card in the United States by filing Form I-485, or if your relative lives outside the United States, they may apply for an immigrant visa with the U.S. Department of State at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in their country. For more information on ineligibility, please visit our Green Card webpage.
How to report suspected marriage fraud: We encourage you to report suspected immigration benefit fraud and abuse, including marriage fraud. For more information, please visit our Reporting Fraud webpage.
Help for immigration crime victims
Different types of support are available through ICE’s Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) Office.
Help for victims of abuse
If you are a battered spouse, child, or parent, you may be eligible to file a petition for yourself independent from your U.S. citizen or LPR abuser. For more information, go to the Battered Spouse, Children, and Parents webpage.
Use this form to apply for a re-entry permit, refugee travel document, or advance parole travel document, to include parole into the U.S. for humanitarian reasons.
If you file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document, to request an advance parole document and depart the United States without having an advance parole document that is valid for the entire time you are abroad, we will consider your Form I-131 abandoned.
Use this form if you are a lawful permanent resident (LPR), including an LPR with conditions, and wish to apply for a travel document (carrier documentation) that allows you to board an airline or other transportation carrier without the airline or transportation carrier being penalized.
Form I-131A allows you to apply for a travel document if you are:
- Returning from temporary overseas travel of less than one year, and your Permanent Resident Card (also known as a Green Card or Form I 551) has been lost, stolen or destroyed; or
- Returning from temporary overseas travel of less than two years and your Reentry Permit has been lost, stolen or destroyed.
We measure the length of your absence from the time you departed the U.S. to the time you pay the Form I-131A fee. You must have been an LPR when you left the U.S. and still be an LPR when you return to the U.S. If you abandoned your LPR status or if we terminated it, do not file Form I-131A.
If you are an LPR with an expired Green Card or are traveling with a child under 2 years old, please read the Special Instructions section below to determine whether you need to file Form I 131A.
Use this form to sponsor a visa applicant and show they will not become public charges while in the United States. You must file a separate affidavit for each applicant.
Use this form to petition for an alien worker to become a permanent resident in the United States.
Use this form if you are a lawful permanent resident and wish to file for relief under former INA section 212(c).
Congress repealed former INA section 212(c) effective April 1, 1997. However, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 2001 that the repeal does not apply to lawful permanent residents who pleaded guilty to a crime before April 1, 1997 (INS v. St. Cyr, 533 U.S. 289). In Matter of Abdelghany, 26 I&N Dec. 254 (BIA 2014), the Board of Immigration Appeals held that relief under former INA section 212(c) is also available to otherwise eligible lawful permanent residents, even if they were convicted following a trial before April 1, 1997.
Note: This form was previously titled, “Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile.”
Use this form if you want to apply for advance permission to temporarily enter the United States and you are an:
- Inadmissible nonimmigrant and already have the appropriate documents; or
- Applicant for T or U nonimmigrant status.
If you are seeking admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) under INA section 217, you cannot file this form. Instead, you must apply for a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for authorization to travel. You should contact the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate if you have any questions regarding your admissibility under the VWP.
For an alien who is a legal resident of the United States to reenter the United States without the alien's passport and/or visa.
If you are inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 212(a)(9)(A) or (C), you must ask for consent to reapply for admission to the United States (consent to reapply) before you can lawfully return to the United States. Consent to reapply is also called “permission to reapply.” You should use this application to seek consent to reapply.
Use this form to file:
- An appeal with the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO);
- A motion with the USCIS office that issued the latest decision in your case (including a field office, service center, or the AAO); or
- Certain appeals of the denial of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Form I-17, “Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student” with the ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Program.
Do not use this form if you:
Are the beneficiary of a petition. Generally, only an applicant or petitioner may file an appeal or motion.
EXCEPTION: If you are the beneficiary of a Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker and we have revoked your approved Form I-140 and advised you that you may file a motion or appeal, you may then file a Form I-290B. Please include the USCIS revocation notice with your Form I-290B. For further information about this exception, please see the Motions and Appeals section of the I-140 Filing and Processing Procedures webpage.
- Want to file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Appeals of Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, fall under the appellate jurisdiction of the BIA. The BIA also has jurisdiction over appeals of immigrant petitions that widow(er)s have filed using Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant. You may file an appeal with the BIA using Form EOIR-29, Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
- Want to appeal a USCIS “no risk” determination under the Adam Walsh Act. You may seek further review by filing a motion to reopen or reconsider on Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, but there is no appeal available from such a determination.
- Want to appeal a Department of State consular officer’s denial of your U.S. visa application (for example, Forms DS-156, DS-156E, DS-156K, DS-117, DS-157, DS-230, or DS-260). For information about U.S. visa application denials, please visit the Department of State website.
- Want to appeal a Special Agricultural Worker or Legalization application. You must file these appeals on Form I-694, Notice of Appeal of Decision, Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Use this form to request cancellation of the public charge bond that was submitted on Form I-945, Public Charge Bond. Certain classes of aliens (such as refugees, asylees, petitioners under the federal Violence Against Women Act, and certain T and U visa applicants) are exempt from the public charge ground of inadmissibility and therefore are not subject to the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule. For more information about the classes of aliens who are exempt from the final rule, please see the USCIS Policy Manual (PDF, 335 KB).
Use this form to classify an alien as:
- An Amerasian (Born after 12/31/1950 and before 10/23/1982);
- The widow(er) of a U.S. citizen;
- Self-petitioning spouse or child of an abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
- Self-petitioning parent of an abusive U.S. citizen; or
A special immigrant. A special immigrant is defined as one of the following:
- Religious Worker
- Panama Canal Company Employee, Canal Zone Government Employee, U.S. Government in the Canal Zone Employee;
- International Organization or NATO-6 Employee or Family Member;
- Juvenile Declared Dependent on a juvenile court;
- U.S. armed forces member;
- Afghan or Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government as a translator;
- Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq or
- An Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government or the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
- Broadcasters; or
- Other classifications not listed above may be eligible to use Form I-360. Please check www.uscis.gov/i-360 for updates.
To be filed in support of Form I-360, Petition to Classify Public Law 97-359 Amerasian as the Child, Son, or Daughter of a United States Citizen. The form is filed as your agreement to provide financial support for a five year period for an Amerasian or to petition a court for legal custody of an Amerasian under 18 years of age.
If, after admission to the United States, the beneficiary of a petition for a Public Law 97-359 Amerasian requires enforcement of the guarantee of financial support and intent to petition for legal custody, which was executed by the beneficiary's sponsor, the beneficiary may file this form with USCIS.
Use this form to let us know you are voluntarily abandoning your status as a lawful permanent resident (LPR) of the United States. We will update your records to show you are no longer an LPR.
Use this form to apply for lawful permanent resident status if you are in the United States.
Use this form to provide USCIS with additional information if you are seeking to adjust status under section 245(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Use Supplement J to:
- Confirm that the job offered to you in Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker, remains a bona fide job offer that you intend to accept once we approve your Form I 485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status. Beginning Jan. 17, 2017, if you are filing or have previously filed Form I-485 based on being the principal beneficiary of a valid Form I-140 in an employment-based immigrant visa category that requires a job offer, you will need to file Supplement J instead of submitting a job offer letter;
- Request job portability under INA section 204(j) to a new, full-time, permanent job offer that you intend to accept once we approve your Form I-485. This new job offer must be in the same or a similar occupational classification as the job offered to you in the Form I-140 that is the basis of your Form I-485. (For more information about how we determine which jobs are same or similar, please see PM-602-0122: Determining Whether a New Job is in “the Same or a Similar Occupational Classification” for Purposes of Section 204(j) Job Portability (PDF, 205 KB) (March 18, 2016) (PDF, 205 KB)
Use this form to waive certain diplomatic rights privileges, exemptions, and immunities associated with your occupational status (including any exemption from paying U.S. income taxes on the salaries paid to you by your foreign governments or organizations) if you are a non-U.S citizen working for a foreign government mission or international organization and are a:
- Lawful permanent resident; or
- Nonimmigrant in A, G, or E status and you are adjusting your status to become a permanent resident.
This form complies with section 247(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Permanent residents who do not waive the exemption and who fail to pay their U.S. income taxes may be adjusted to A, G, or E status.
Nonimmigrants in A, G, or E status who do not waive the exemption and who fail to pay their U.S. income taxes may be unable to adjust status to permanent resident.
Note: French nationals are covered by a special convention between France and the United States. Previously, French nationals were required to submit both Form I-508 and Form I-508F to USCIS. The 11/08/19 form edition combines information from both forms. Therefore, French nationals will now only be required to submit Form I-508.
Use this form if you are an investor who wishes to immigrate to the United States.
The following groups use this form:
- Certain nonimmigrants extending their stay or changing to another nonimmigrant status;
- CNMI residents applying for an initial grant of status;
- F and M nonimmigrants applying for reinstatement; and,
- Persons seeking V nonimmigrant status or an extension of stay as a V nonimmigrant.
Submit this form with your application for:
- Dependent employment authorization as an eligible A-1, A-2, G-1, G-3, G-4, or NATO 1-6 dependent; or
- Change or adjustment of status to, or from, A, G or NATO status.
Use this form to apply for asylum in the United States and for withholding of removal (formerly called “withholding of deportation”). You may file for asylum if you are physically in the United States and you are not a U.S. citizen.
U.S. citizens use this form to classify an orphan, habitually resident in a non-Hague Convention country, who is or will be adopted by a U.S. citizen, as an immediate relative to allow the child to enter the United States.
U.S. citizens who plan to adopt a foreign-born child use this form to allow USCIS to adjudicate the application that relates to the suitability and eligibility of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parent(s).
If you are inadmissible to the United States and are seeking an immigrant visa, adjustment of status, certain nonimmigrant statuses, or certain other immigration benefits, you must file this form to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. Please refer to the instructions to determine whether you should use this form.
You must submit all 12 pages.
Certain immigrant visa applicants who are relatives of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents may use this application to request a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence grounds of inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act section 212 (a)(9)(B), before departing the United States to appear at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for an immigrant visa interview. For more information, see the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver webpage.
For a refugee who has been found inadmissible to the United States for reasons such as felony conviction or health conditions to apply for a waiver of such inadmissibility on grounds of humanitarian reasons, family unity or national interest.
J-1 and J-2 visas holders and their families may use this form to apply for a waiver of the two-year foreign residence requirement.
For use during the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) Section 245A legalization program of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act, which ended in 1988. The form is now used to apply to USCIS for benefits under the terms and conditions of certain settlement agreements.
Use this form to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility if you are an applicant for adjustment of status under section 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
If you are applying for adjustment status to become a lawful permanent resident, use this form to establish that you are not inadmissible to the United States on public health grounds.
A list of those health grounds can be found in section 212(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. For more information on the validity of Form I-693, see the USCIS Policy Manual Volume 8, Part B, Chapter 4.
Use this form to notify USCIS that an alien who was denied permanent residence, temporary residence or a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) is appealing the decision to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office.
Use this form to apply for adjustment to permanent resident status under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
If you were admitted to the United States as a principal refugee or if you were granted status in the United States as a principal asylee within the previous two years, you may use this form to request follow-to-join benefits for your spouse and/or unmarried children under 21 years of age only.
In some cases, USCIS may grant a waiver of the 2-year filing deadline for humanitarian reasons. See the Form I-730 Instructions for more information.
Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through marriage and want to apply to remove the conditions on your permanent resident status.
Certain aliens who are in the United States may file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to request employment authorization and an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Other aliens whose immigration status authorizes them to work in the United States without restrictions may also use Form I-765 to apply to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for an EAD that shows such authorization.
Certain abused nonimmigrant spouses may use Form I-765V to request an employment authorization document (EAD). You may file for employment authorization if you are, or were, the abused spouse of a nonimmigrant who was admitted under INA section 101(a)(15)(A), (E)(iii), (G), or (H) [admitted in A, E-3, G, or H nonimmigrant status], and you either accompanied or followed to join your abusive nonimmigrant spouse.
To determine the child's eligibility for classification as a Convention adoptee. The U.S. citizen prospective adoptive parent files the petition to finalize the immigration process of a child who habitually resides in a Convention country. The petitioner must have an approved, valid Form I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country, to file Form I-800.
USCIS uses this form to adjudicate the eligibility and suitability of the applicant(s) who want to adopt a child who habitually resides in a Hague Adoption Convention country.
Use this form to request initial benefits under the Family Unity Program, or to request an extension of such benefits.
If you are an eligible national of a designated country, use this form to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). When filing an initial TPS application or re-registering for TPS, you can also request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) by submitting a completed Form I-765, Request for Employment Authorization, when you file Form I-821.
You may also file your Form I-765 request separately at a later date.
Use this form to request that we consider granting or renewing deferred action on a case-by-case basis using guidelines described in the Secretary of Homeland Security's memorandum issued June 15, 2012 (PDF). Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Individuals who receive deferred action will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time, unless the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chooses to terminate the deferral. Individuals filing Form I-821D must also file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-765WS, Form I-765 Worksheet.
Due to federal court orders, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). USCIS is not accepting requests from individuals who have never before been granted deferred action under DACA. See Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals: Response to January 2018 Preliminary Injunction for more information.
Use this form to request additional action on a previously approved application or petition.
Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through entrepreneurship and want to remove the conditions on your residence.
Law enforcement agencies use Form I-854A to request an alien witness and/or informant receive classification as an S nonimmigrant.
Law enforcement agencies use Form I-854B to request an alien in S nonimmigrant status be allowed to apply for adjustment of status to adjust to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status under section 245(j) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
Most family-based immigrants and some employment-based immigrants use this form to show they have adequate means of financial support and are not likely to rely on the U.S. government for financial support.
Use this form if you are a household member and want to promise to make your income and/or assets available to help support sponsored immigrants.
To show that the applying immigrant has enough financial support to live without concern of becoming reliant on U.S. government welfare.
Use this form to establish that applicant is exempt from the Form I-864 requirements.
To report a sponsor's new address and/or residence
Use this form if you are an alien who is eligible to apply for suspension of deportation or special rule cancellation of removal under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (NACARA).
You may use this form only if you:
Are a national of Guatemala and:
- First entered the United States on or before Oct. 1, 1990, and registered for ABC benefits by submitting an ABC registration form to the former INS on or before Dec. 31, 1991, or affirmatively filed Form I-589 application between Dec. 19, 1990 and Dec. 31, 1991 and have not been apprehended at time of entry after Dec. 19, 1990; or
- Filed an application for asylum on or before April 1, 1990.
Are a national of El Salvador and:
- First entered the United States on or before Sept. 19, 1990, and registered for ABC benefits by either submitting an ABC registration form to the former INS or applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) on or before Oct. 31, 1991 or affirmatively filed Form I-589 between Dec. 19, 1990 and Oct. 31, 1991, and have not been apprehended at time of entry after Dec. 19, 1990; or
- Filed an application for asylum on or before April 1, 1990.
Entered the U.S. on or before Dec. 31, 1990, filed for asylum on, or before Dec. 31, 1991, and at the time that you filed your application for asylum you were a national of:
- East Germany
- Soviet Union or any republic of the former Soviet Union
- Yugoslavia or any state of the former Yugoslavia
- Are a spouse, child, or unmarried son or daughter of a person described above, so long as the familial relationship existed at the time when your spouse or parent was granted NACARA 203.
For an organization to apply for authorization to issue certificates to health care workers.
Employers may use this form to request faster processing of Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, and Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. However, premium processing for the Form I-129 R-1 classification is only eligible after the petitioner passes an on-site inspection. For more information on eligible premium processing categories, please visit our How Do I Request Premium Processing? webpage.
Use this form to apply for civil surgeon designation. You may not need to apply for civil surgeon designation if you fall under a limited number of blanket designations.
Please refer to the instructions to determine whether you should use this form. For more information, see the USCIS Policy Manual Blanket Civil Surgeon Designation Guidance.
The National Benefits Center is accepting applications for civil surgeon designation. We have the authority to exercise discretion in approving civil surgeon applications based on local requirements. See 8 CFR 232.2. At this time, we do not foresee invoking any local restrictions, but reserve the right to apply such restrictions.
Use the HHS Poverty Guidelines to complete Form I-912, Fee Waiver Request.
These poverty guidelines are effective beginning Jan. 15, 2020.
Use this form to request temporary immigration benefits if you are a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, also known as human trafficking.
If you are an alien and are a victim of a qualifying criminal activity, use this form to petition for temporary immigration benefits for yourself and your qualifying family members, as appropriate.
This form is used by any economic unit, public or private, in the United States that is involved with promoting economic growth (including increased export sales, improved regional productivity, job creation, or increased domestic capital investment) to:
- Ask USCIS to be designated as a regional center under the Immigrant Investor Program; or
- Request an amendment to a previously designated regional center. As detailed below, an amendment is required for certain changes to a designated regional center and is optional for other changes.
A. An amendment request must be filed to:
- Seek approval for any changes to the regional center’s name, ownership, or organizational structure, or any changes to the regional center’s administration that affect its oversight and reporting responsibilities, or to add or remove any of the regional center’s principals, immediately following the changed circumstances; or
- Change the geographic area of a regional center.
Note: For geographic area expansion requests made on or after February 22, 2017, the Form I-924 amendment must be approved before a Form I-526 petitioner may demonstrate eligibility at the time of filing his or her petition based on an investment in the expanded area.
B. An amendment request may be filed to:
- Change the industries of focus of the regional center;
- Add a new commercial enterprise associated with the regional center and/or seek a preliminary determination of EB-5 compliance for an exemplar Form I-526, Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor, for that new commercial enterprise; or
- Notify USCIS of changes in the name, organizational structure or administration, capital investment instruments, or offering memoranda (including changes in the economic analysis and underlying business plan used to estimate job creation) for a previously added new commercial enterprise associated with the regional center.
Note: An I-924 amendment is not required to report changes of address, contact information, a change of duties among the regional center principals, changes to non-principal managing companies, contracting agents or similar changes, or information described in Item 2.B. above. The regional center must notify USCIS within 30 days of such changes. Notification of these changes can be made by emailing the EB-5 Program mailbox at: USCIS.ImmigrantInvestorProgram@dhs.gov. USCIS will review any changes submitted by email and may require or recommend, as appropriate, the regional center to file an I-924 Amendment.
This page temporarily had an incorrect form posted from Nov. 21 through Dec. 5, 2019. Do not use the version that was available between those dates. Use either the 12/23/16 edition or the currently posted 11/21/19 edition. USCIS will not reject forms using the incorrect version received before Dec. 31, 2019. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, USCIS will only accept the correct version of 11/21/19 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
Regional centers use this form to demonstrate continued eligibility for regional center designation. Regional centers that remain designated for participation in the program as of September 30 of a given year must submit Form I-924A with the required supporting documentation on or before December 29 of that same year.
Use this form to request immigration benefits on behalf of a family member who never held U nonimmigrant status.
Use this form if you are an entrepreneur and want to:
- Make an initial request for parole based upon significant public benefit;
- Make a subsequent request for parole for an additional period; or
- File an amended application to notify USCIS of a material change.
Use this form to request a reduced filing fee for Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, if your documented annual household income is greater than 150 percent but not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines at the time you file.
If you qualify for a reduced filing fee, you must still pay the full biometric services fee along with the reduced fee.
A reduced fee is not the same as a fee waiver. Please see our Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, page for information about fee waivers.
Use this information as income guidelines to complete Form I-942, Reduced Fee Request. To qualify for the reduced fee, your documented annual household income must be greater than 150 percent and not more than 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPG), at the time of filing, based on your household size. The secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services establishes the Federal Poverty Guidelines annually.
These poverty guidelines are effective beginning Jan. 15, 2020.
Use this form to demonstrate that you are not inadmissible based on the public charge ground (INA section 212(a)(4)). You must file this form if you are filing Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, and you are subject to the public charge ground of inadmissibility. Please see the instructions for Form I-944 to see if you are subject to the public charge ground of inadmissibility.
Certain classes of aliens (such as refugees, asylees, petitioners under the federal Violence Against Women Act, and certain T and U visa applicants) are exempt from the public charge ground of inadmissibility and therefore are not subject to the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule. For more information about the classes of aliens who are exempt from the final rule, please see the USCIS Policy Manual.
Do NOT use this form if you live in Illinois. The final rule is subject to an injunction from a federal court in Illinois. For more information, see our webpage on the status of the public charge rule in Illinois.
Do NOT submit this form before Feb. 24, 2020.
Use this form to submit a public charge bond with the U.S. government after USCIS has notified you that you may submit a public charge bond. The public charge bond provides security for performance and fulfillment of the financial obligations of a bonded alien (someone who is not a U.S. citizen). You may only submit this form if USCIS has notified you that you may submit a public charge bond.
We will not accept this form if we have not notified you that you may submit a public charge bond.
Certain classes of aliens (such as refugees, asylees, petitioners under the federal Violence Against Women Act, and certain T and U visa applicants) are exempt from the public charge ground of inadmissibility and therefore, are not subject to the Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds final rule. For more information about the classes of aliens who are exempt from the final rule, please see the USCIS Policy Manual.
Use this form to apply for initial NM-1, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status. You must file this form with your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization.
Please refer to the Form I-955 instructions to determine whether you should use this form. CNMI long-term resident status is not the same thing as lawful permanent residence and does not lead to lawful permanent resident status.
The clerk of any court conducting naturalization activities under section 339 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1450) and 8 CFR 339 uses this form to provide information to USCIS to finalize the record process regarding naturalized individuals and to determine payments to the courts as provided by law.
Use this form if you are a permanent resident and want to declare your intent to become a U.S. citizen. This form is not required for naturalization, but some states may require it if you wish to conduct certain business with that state.
Use this form to request a hearing before an immigration officer on the denial of your Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
Use this form to apply for U.S. citizenship.
This form is used by an applicant for naturalization to request that the Department of Defense verify the applicant's military or naval service.
Use this form if you are a lawful permanent resident who must leave the United States for a period of one year or longer for certain employment purposes and you want to preserve your status as an immigrant to pursue naturalization.
“Certain employment purposes” includes working for:
- The U.S. government.
- An entity that is currently recognized by USCIS as an American institution of research.
- An American firm or corporation (or a subsidiary of that firm or corporation) where you engage in developing the foreign trade and commerce of the United States.
- An American firm or corporation engaged in the development of foreign trade and commerce of the United States, where you protect the property rights outside the United States of that American firm or corporation.
- A public international organization of which the United States is a member by treaty or statute.
- A denomination or mission that has a bona fide organization in the United States in which you perform ministerial or priestly functions or your sole role is a clergyman or clergywoman, missionary, brother, nun, or sister.
Note: If you are eligible for naturalization under section 319(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) because you are married to a U.S. citizen working for certain organizations overseas, you are exempt from establishing the naturalization residency and physical presence requirements. Therefore, you are not required to file Form N-470. Please visit uscis.gov/n-400 for more information on applying for naturalization under section 319(b) of the INA.
Use this form to apply for a replacement Declaration of Intention; Naturalization Certificate; Certificate of Citizenship; or Repatriation Certificate; or to apply for a special certificate of naturalization as a U.S. citizen to be recognized by a foreign country.
Use this form to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship.
Children who regularly reside in a foreign country may use this form to claim U.S. citizenship based on their parents.
Public Law 101-249 provides for the granting of U.S. citizenship to an alien or noncitizen national whose death resulted from injury or disease incurred on active duty with the U.S. armed services during specified periods of military hostilities. Posthumous citizenship is an honorary status commemorating the bravery and sacrifices of these persons; it does not convey any benefits under the Immigration and Nationality Act to any relative of the decedent. If your application is approved, you will be issued a Certificate of Citizenship (N-645) in the name of the decedent. The certificate establishes only that the person is considered to be a citizen of the United States as of the date of his/her death, and is invalid for all other purposes. Note that the current Form N-644 edition has updated instructions regarding eligibility to apply for a Certificate of Posthumous Citizenship. One important change is that persons who die as a result of active-duty service in the U.S. armed services on or after September 11, 2001, have become eligible for U.S. citizenship. For veterans who died several years ago, another important change is the extension of the filing deadline to November 2, 2005. Until further notice, Form N-644 applications submitted on the previous (5/30/91) edition will also be accepted.
Use this form if you are applying for U.S. citizenship and need to request an exception to the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization because of physical or developmental disability or mental impairment.