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Form I-9 is used for verifying the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. All U.S. employers must ensure proper completion of 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. NOTE: State agencies may use Form I-9. Also, some agricultural recruiters and referrers for a fee may be required to use Form I-9.
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 a foreign national.
An employer uses this form to petition U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a foreign national 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.
In order 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 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 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 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;
- The abused spouse or child of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
- The abused parent of a 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.
Use this form if you are an entrepreneur who wishes to immigrate to the United States.
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.
Certain foreign nationals 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 foreign nationals 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.
Use this form if you are a conditional permanent resident who obtained status through entrepreneurship and want to remove the conditions on your residence.
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
For an organization to apply for authorization to issue certificates to health care workers.
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 Entrepreneur, 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.
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 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.