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

Purpose of Form

This form is used 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

12/23/16. No previous editions accepted. 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) deliveries, use the following address:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
Attn:I-698
131 South Dearborn – 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, are listed on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

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.  Form G-1145 can be downloaded through the link above.

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. The form will be rejected if these fields are missing:

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

Sign the form in Part 5, Item Number 6., Applicant’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-698 now includes a “Don’t forget to sign!” message and an arrow pointing to the signature box as a reminder for when you print the completed form for mailing. If there is no signature in Part 5, USCIS will reject the form and return it for correction and re-filing.

Filing Fee

$1,670, effective 12 a.m. Eastern U.S. time, December 23, 2016. (An $85 per applicant fee for biometrics may be required - unless under 14 years of age or older than 79 years of age.)

Special Instructions

To ensure your Form I-698 is accepted for processing:

  • Fill out the form completely and accurately
  • Sign the form
  • Pay the correct filing fee of $1,670
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