Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant USCIS

Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130)

I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

Attestation for Special Immigrant Religious Worker Classification

$435. You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashiers check. When filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card usingForm G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Please note that service centers are not able to process credit card payments.

At one time, section 201(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act provided that a citizens surviving spouse could file an immigrant visa petition if the citizen and surviving spouse had been married at least two years.On Oct. 28, 2009, section 568(c) of Public Law 111-83 amended the Immigration and Nationality Act so that you may be eligible to immigrate, even if you and your deceased spouse were married for less than 2 years when your spouse died.

Department of State (DS) Visa Application Forms

Remove Conditions on a Green Card through Marriage (Form I-751)

If your deceased citizen spouse filed a Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, before dying, you do not need to file a Form I. Your spouses Form I-130 was automatically converted to a Form I. If your immigrant visa petition was originally filed as a Form I-130, your remarriage does not necessarily mean you cannot immigrate.Section 204(l) of the Immigration and Nationality Act permits USCIS to approve the petition as a Form I-130, even if you have remarried.

You may scan and email your petition with the required documents (preferably in pdf format) .gov.

Apply for a Travel Document (Form I-131)

Research My Familys Immigration History

A special immigrant. A special immigrant is defined as one of the following:

Department of State (DS) and Other Non-USCIS Forms

Arrival/Departure Forms (I-94 and I-94W)

Afghan nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government in Afghanistan (Box 1.L. or Box 1.N. on the form).

U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement

Chart: Direct Filing Addresses for Form I

Apply for a Green Card (Form I-485)

Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)

I-765, Apply for Employment Authorization

Apply for Employment Authorization (Form I-765)

Afghan or Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government as a translator;

If you submit your petition by email, you must bring the same original, signed Form I that was submitted with you to your consular interview.

Self-petitioning abused parents of U.S. citizens (Box 1.K. on the form);

Renew or Replace My Green Card (Form I-90)

Official Website of the Department of Homeland Security

Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq (Box 1.L. or Box 1.M. on the form)

For people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech disability:

Accuracy and Translation Disclaimer

Citizenship for Military Personnel and Family Members

Special Immigrant Juveniles (Box 1.C. on the form); or,

Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (PDF, 238 KB)

Your eligibility for classification as the widow(er) of a U.S. citizen on the basis of a Form I that you file after your citizen spouse died ends if you remarry before you immigrate or adjust status.

Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq or

All petitioners filing Form I petitions for special immigrant religious workers are required to submit the employer attestation in Form I. If applicable, the petitioner is also required to submit the Religious Denomination Certification in Form I, which must be signed by the authorized representative of the religious organization within the denomination. Please refer to the forms instructions for further details.

The following individuals are exempt from paying the $435 fee:

I, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

USCIS Federal Register Announcements

If you scan and email your Form I, include the email address you want USCIS to use to send your electronic receipt. If you do not include an email address with your form, we will send the receipt notice electronically to the email address from which the petition was submitted.

Use this form to classify an alien as:

USCIS Electronic Immigration System

Forms Processed at USCIS Lockbox Facilities

Instructions for Form I (PDF, 316 KB)

Please review thefiling chartfor the most current guidance on where to file your application.If you are filing at a Lockbox, read ourfiling tips.

Dont forget to sign your form! We will reject any unsigned form.

DS-260: Online Immigrant Visa Application

04/12/18. We will also accept the12/23/16 edition. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Note: Religious Workers may not file Form I concurrently with a Form I-485. 8 CFR 245.2(a)(2)(B);Cf. Ruiz-Diaz v. United States,703 F.3d 483 (9th Cir. 2012). A Religious Worker may file Form I-485 onlyafterUSCIS has approved the Form I.

Self-petitioning abused spouses or children of U.S. citizens or permanent residents (Box 1.I. or Box 1.J. on the form);

Iraqi and Afghan nationals who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq or Afghanistan

An Amerasian (Born after 12/31/1950 and before 10/23/1982);

An Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government or the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.

Juvenile Declared Dependent on a juvenile court;

E-Verify: Ensure Employment Eligibility of Your Workforce

USCIS Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act

If you are required to pay a fee for your petition or are unable to submit your petition electronically, you may still follow the form instructions and submit the Form I by mail.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Forms

Amerasians; (Box 1.A. on the form);

Citizenship for Spouses of U.S. Citizens

DS Visa and Passport Forms (Department of State)

Preparing for Your Biometric Services Appointment

International Organization or NATO-6 Employee or Family Member;

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, completeForm G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptanceand clip it to the first page of your application.

SAVE: Check a Benefit Applicants Immigration Status

The abused parent of a U.S. citizen; or

The abused spouse or child of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;

Citizenship and Naturalization-Based Forms

I, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant

Self Check: Verify your Eligibility to Work in the U.S.

Fact Sheet: USCIS To Process Applications of Widow(er)s of Deceased U.S. Citizens

Immigrant Visa Petitions Returned by the State Department Consular Offices

You must still file your Form I no later than 2 years after the citizens death.

Widow(er)s of Deceased U.S. Citizens

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant USCIS

Application for a U.S. Passport (DS-11)

Panama Canal Company Employee, Canal Zone Government Employee, U.S. Government in the Canal Zone Employee;

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