I-854, Inter-Agency Alien Witness and Informant Record

Law enforcement agencies use Form I-854A to request a noncitizen witness and/or informant receive classification as an S nonimmigrant.

Law enforcement agencies use Form I-854B to request a noncitizen in S nonimmigrant status be allowed to apply for adjustment of status to adjust to lawful permanent resident (LPR) status under section 245(j) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

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Form Details

Edition Date

11/08/21. We will also accept the 11/08/19 edition. 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.

Where to File

U.S. Department of Justice 
Criminal Division 
Office of Enforcement Operations 
Special Operations Unit 
1301 New York Avenue NW, 9th Floor 
Washington DC 20530

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-854. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.

If you are filing Form I-854A, did you provide the following?

  • A clear statement of the operations that form the basis of the request;
  • All grounds or suspected grounds of inadmissibility for the noncitizen witness and a statement for each ground or suspected ground;
  • Two sets of the noncitizen’s fingerprints and signatures on Form FD-258;
  • Two identical passport-style color photographs;
  • The noncitizen’s Form G-325, Biographical Information;
  • The noncitizen’s FBI Number, A-Number (if any), and U.S. Social Security number (if any);
  • A copy of the noncitizen’s birth certificate (with translation) or passport;
  • Evidence of the noncitizen’s current immigration status or legal presence; and
  • Proof of family relationship for the qualifying relatives identified in the request (spouse, married and unmarried sons and daughters, and parents) who are accompanying or following to join.

If you are filing Form I-854B, did you provide the following?

  • All items listed in the checklist for Form I-854A; and
  • All relevant documentation establishing that the noncitizen has fulfilled the terms and conditions of their S classification and related recommendations
Special Instructions

Only law enforcement agencies may submit this form.

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