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

Alert: You may only apply for CNMI long-term resident status until 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

File your Form I-955 with your Form I-765 at the Dallas Lockbox. Do not send only your Form I-955 to a USCIS lockbox facility.
 
USCIS Dallas Lockbox 

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS): 

USCIS
P.O. Box 650890
Dallas, TX 75265 

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries: 

USCIS
Attn: I-765 C37
2501 S. State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Complete all sections of the form.

Don’t forget to sign your form!

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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