I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)

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.

Edition Date

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:
Attn: I-129F
2501 South State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
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.

Filing Fee

$340. (There is no fee for petitions for K-3 status based on an immigrant petition filed by the same U.S. citizen.)

Special Instructions

There is an error on the current version of the Form I-129F. In Part 3, "Other Information", the paragraph immediately before question 4 incorrectly describes the circumstances in which a written request for a waiver of the IMBRA filing limitations is required.  You will find the correct description in the Instructions for Petition for Alien Fiancé(e), under the topic of "Requirements and Documents":
2. What filing limitations does IMBRA place on K-1 nonimmigrant petitioners?

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.

This page can be found at https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f

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