I-698, Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA)

Use this form to apply for adjustment to permanent resident status under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

Number of Pages

Form 9; instructions 8.

Edition Date

03/03/17. A new edition of this form is coming soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 03/03/17 edition. You can also use the 12/23/16 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
Attn: I-698
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Tips to ensure your forms are processed smoothly are available on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

Filing Tips for Form I-698, Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident (Under Section 245A of the INA)

Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:

  • Part 1 – Information About You
    • Family Name
    • U.S. Mailing Address
    • Date of Birth
    • Place of Birth

Don’t forget to sign your form!  We will reject and return any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

$1,670. (An $85 per applicant fee for biometrics may be required unless you are under 14 years old, or over 79.) 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.

Special Instructions

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-698 has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application.  Download Form G-1145 using the link above.

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