I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Workers

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

Number of Pages

Form 9; instructions 11.

Edition Date

05/09/18. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

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. Please read our filing tips if you file at a Lockbox.

Filing Tips for Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker

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 Tax Number or Social Security number (does not apply to Part 2. Petition Type 1.a., alien of extraordinary ability or 1.i., 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.

Filing Fee

$700. You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check.  When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also 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. Please note that service centers are not able to process credit card payments. 

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.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)   

View the checklist of required initial evidence.

Special Instructions

If you complete Form G-1145, e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, and clip it to the front of your petition, we will send you a text message and/or email when we have accepted your Form I-140.

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