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I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

Purpose of Form

Use this form to petition for an alien worker to become a permanent resident in the United States.

Number of Pages

Form 6; Instructions 9.

Edition Date

10/15/15. You may also file using the previous edition: 03/05/13.

Where to File

The filing address depends on whether you are filing Form I-140 by itself or with another form.  Check the Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-140 for instructions on where to mail your form.

Filing Fee


Special Instructions

  • If filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility:
  • To ensure your Form I-140 is accepted for processing:
  • Pay the correct filing fee of $580
  • Sign the form
  • Fill out the form completely and accurately, particularly these required fields:
    • Part 1 – Family Name or Company/Organization Name
    • Part 1 – Address
    • Part 1 – IRS Tax # or SSN (does not apply to Petition Types 1.a. (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) or 1.i. (National Interest Waiver)
    • Part 2 – Petition Type
    • Part 3 – Date of Birth
  • Submit the required evidence listed in the form instructions
Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/03/2015