I-955, Application for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Long-Term Resident Status

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Alert: Currently there is no open filing period for submission of this application. The filing period ended on Aug. 17, 2020.

Use this form to apply for initial NM-1, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) long-term resident status. You must file this form with your Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

Please refer to the Form I-955 instructions to determine whether you should use this form. CNMI long-term resident status is not the same thing as lawful permanent residence and does not lead to lawful permanent resident status.

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Edition Date

12/26/19. 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

Currently there is no open filing period for submission of this application. The filing period ended on Aug. 17, 2020.

Filing Fee
$0.

However, you must submit the Form I-765 base fee ($410) and the biometric fee ($85) along with your Form I-955. 

There is no fee waiver for your Form I-765 base fee or biometric fee.

Special Instructions

You must file your Form I-955 with your Form I-765 to be considered for long-term resident status. 

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