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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): 

P.O. Box 650890
Dallas, TX 75265 

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries: 

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

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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