I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)
- Form I-129F (PDF, 473 KB)
- Instructions for Form I-129F (PDF, 281 KB)
- Form G-1145, Notification of Acceptance of Application/Petition (PDF, 240 KB)
- Optional Checklist for Form I-129F (PDF, 248 KB)
Purpose of Form
To petition to bring your fiancé(e) (K-1) and that person's children to the U.S. for marriage to you or to bring your spouse and that person's children (K-3 and K-4 visas, respectively) to the United States to complete processing for permanent resident status (under the LIFE Act and Amendments of 2000).
Number of Pages
Form 6; Instructions 9.
06/13/13. A new edition of this form is coming soon. In the meantime, customers may file using the 06/13/13 edition. We will not accept previous editions. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the Form and Instructions.
Where to File
File Form I-129F at the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility:
For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
P.O. Box 660151
Dallas, TX 75266
For USPS Express Mail and courier deliveries:
2501 South State Highway 121 Business
Lewisville, TX 75067
• We recommend reading our Lockbox Filing Tips before filing your petition.
• We will send you an email or text when the Dallas Lockbox facility accepts your Form I-129F if you clip a completed Form G-1145, Notification of Acceptance of Application/Petition to the front of your petition.
• Note: A Form I-129F Petition cannot be adjudicated at a USCIS Office abroad.
Additional Information for Completing Your Form:
If you submit Form I-129F on paper: Be sure to sign the form at Part 4, Item Number 1.a., Signature of Petitioner. The fillable version of Form I-129F now includes “Don’t forget to sign!” messages and an arrow pointing to the signature box as reminders for when you print the completed form for mailing. USCIS rejects any unsigned Form I-129F. Having to return it to you for a signature will delay processing of your petition.
$340. (There is no fee for petitions for K-3 status based on an immigrant petition filed by the same U.S. citizen.)
You must apply for a filing limitations waiver if any of the following apply to you:
1. You have previously filed K-1 petitions for two or more beneficiaries; or
2. You previously had a K-1 petition approved, and less than two years have passed since the filing date of that petition.
If either of these statements is true, you must submit a written request for a waiver with your petition. Refer to the filing instructions for further details regarding the waivers.
- U.S. Citizens petitioning for K-3 visas for their alien spouses must include a copy of the Form I-797C, Notice of Action, showing they have filed Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, on behalf of their spouse listed on the form.
- In addition, they must provide a marriage certificate, evidencing the legal marriage between the U.S. citizen and the alien.
- Your petition must be accompanied by a Biographical Form G-325A for you and one for your fiancé(e) or spouse (not form G-325).
- Additional information about K-1 and K-3 visas is available at these links:
This page can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f