I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers
What This Form Can Help You Do
05/31/22. Starting July 9, we will accept only the 05/31/22 edition. Until then, you can also use the 09/30/20 and 05/09/18 editions. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.
If you complete and print this form to mail it in, make sure that the form edition date and page numbers are visible at the bottom of all pages and that all pages are from the same edition of the form. If any of the form’s pages are missing or are from a different edition of the form, we may reject your form.
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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.
You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, cashier’s check or pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.
Pay each filing fee separately. We are transitioning to electronically processing immigration benefit requests, which requires us to use multiple systems to process your package. Because of this, you must pay each filing fee separately for any form you submit. We may reject your entire package if you submit a single, combined payment for multiple forms.
View the checklist of required initial evidence, and see these detailed I-140 filing tips.
Filing Tips: Go to our Tips for Filing Forms by Mail page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your application.
Filing Tips for Form I-140
Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:
- Part 1 – Information About the Person or Organization Filing This Petition
- Family Name OR Company or Organization Name
- IRS Employer Identification Number or Social Security number (does not apply to Part 2. Petition Type 1.a., alien of extraordinary ability or 1.h., national interest waiver)
- Mailing Address
- Part 2 – Petition Type
- Part 3 – Information About the Person for Whom You Are Filing
- Date of Birth
Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject any unsigned form.
To receive an email or text message when we accept your form, complete Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the front of your petition.