I-955, Application for Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Long-Term Resident Status
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.
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.
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
Lewisville, TX 75067
Complete all sections of the form.
Don’t forget to sign your form!
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.
You must file your Form I-955 with your Form I-765 to be considered for long-term resident status.