USCIS Immigration Forms (USA)

Updated June 03, 2022

Immigration forms are documents produced by the USCIS or the U.S. Department of State to adopt a child from another country, work temporarily in the United States, obtain a green card for lawful permanent residency, or apply for citizenship. Generally, those hoping to become citizens must first obtain a green card and hold permanent residency for at least three years. And in some cases, you must have someone already in the United States begin the filing process on your behalf.

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Table of Contents

Immigration Forms: By Type (5)

Adoption Forms – To adopt a child from another country.

Citizenship / Naturalization Forms – To apply for citizenship.*

Green Card Forms – For permanent residency.

Humanitarian Forms – For refugees and asylum seekers.

Temporary Workers – For temporary residency (visa).

Forms and Filing Fees



Filing Fee

Multiple Category Forms

Form G-28 Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Accredited Representative Free
Form I-912 Request for Fee Waiver Free
Form I-131 Application for Travel Document
$105 to $660, depending on immigration category
Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization $410
Form I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission to the United States After Deportation or Removal $930
Form DS-260 Immigrant Visa Electronic Application $325


Form I-800a Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child froma Hague Convention Country $775
Form I-800 Petition to Classify Hague Convention Adoptee as an Immediate Relative Free
Form I-600 Petition to Classify an Orphan as an Immediate Relative $775
Form I-600a Application for Advance Processing of an Orphan Petition $775

Citizenship and Naturalization Forms

Form N-400 Application for Naturalization $640
Form N-426 Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service Free
Form N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes $355
Form N-648 Medical Certification for Disability Exemptions Free
Form N-336 Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings $700
Form G-1145 Electronic Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance Free
Form N-600 (may also be used by adopting parents) Application for Certificate of Citizenship $1,170

Green Card Forms

Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative $535
Form I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant $930
Form I-918 Petition for U Nonimmigrant Status Free
Form I-914 Application for T Nonimmigrant Status Free
Form I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
Between $0 and $1,225, depending on age and immigration category
Form I-140 Immigration Petition for Alien Worker $700
Form ETA 9089 Application for Permanent Employee Certification $580
Form I-907 (may also be used for temporary workers) Request for Premium Processing
$1500 or $2500, depending on type of worker
Form I-864 Affidavit of Support Free
Form I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé $535
Form I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility $930
Form I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Investor $3,675
Form I-829 Petition by Investor to Remove Conditions on Permanent Resident Status $3,750
Form I-360 Petition for Special Immigrant (Religious Worker) $435
Form I-944 Declaration of Self Sufficiency Free

Humanitarian Immigration Forms

Form I-589 Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal Free
Form I-590 Registration for Classification as a Refugee Free
Form I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Free

Temporary Worker Forms

Form I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
$460 (H1B applicants may require an additional fee of up to $4,000
Form DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application
Varies by country of origin. Consult the country’s U.S. Embassy
Form I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $370
Form ETA 9035 Foreign Labor Certification Free
Form ETA 790 Agricultural Clearance Order Free
Form ETA 9141 Application for Prevailing Wage Determination Free
Form I-129S Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition
$500, or up to $5,000 if the business is sufficiently large


For most of the immigration forms listed above, USCIS or the Department of State will require you to be fingerprinted, take a photograph, and provide other means of identification. These are generally known as “biometric services,” and the exact requirements differ considerably based on the immigration category of the application.

Where to get?

After applying, USCIS or another entity will schedule your biometric services appointment at a local application support center (ASC). If you are applying from abroad, you should be able to book an appointment through the country’s U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

How much are they?

The standard biometric services fee is $85, and will usually be charged as a supplement to the fee of the application to which it is connected.

Filing Procedures

Many of the forms listed above need to be filed by mail to one of the various USCIS offices throughout the country. Which one will depend on the immigration category under which you are filing and the state in which you currently reside. The entries for the different immigration categories explain where to mail the various required forms.

In recent years, USCIS has made more of the forms eligible for online submission. To do so, you’ll need to create an account. For a list of forms that may be submitted online, click here.