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Updated January 16, 2024

USCIS forms are documents produced by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that process immigration-related matters like obtaining residency, applying for citizenship, verifying employment eligibility, and more.

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Popular Forms (5)

Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9) – submitted to employers as proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States

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Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) – for sponsors of intending immigrants to demonstrate financial readiness

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Notice of Entry of Appearance (Form G-28) – authorizes an attorney or qualified representative to assist someone with immigration matters

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Alien’s Change of Address Card (Form AR-11) – for noncitizens to report a change of address to USCIS (must report within ten days)

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Application for Employment Authorization (Form I-765) – used to request authorization to work in the United States

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Form Types

USCIS provides over 100 forms dealing with citizenship, green cards, employment, adoption, humanitarian benefits, and more. Each document includes a letter prefix indicating the type of request or application.

  • I forms – immigration-based documents such as a green card renewal application
  • N forms – for those seeking citizenship through the naturalization process
  • G, AR, and EOIR forms – related to legal or administrative proceedings
All forms – Browse a complete list of USCIS immigration documents.

Fingerprint Requirements

Most immigration forms submitted to the USCIS or the Department of State require the applicant to be fingerprinted, take a photograph, and provide other means of identification. These are generally known as “biometric services,” and the exact requirements differ based on the application category.

Where to Get

After applying, USCIS or another entity will schedule your biometric services appointment at a local application support center.[1] If you are applying from abroad, you should be able to book an appointment through the country’s U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Fee ($)

Standard biometric service fees are $85 and will usually be charged in addition to the application fee.[2]

Filing Instructions

Several USCIS forms are available to file online. When filing online, you can pay fees with a debit or credit card and receive instant confirmation that your form was received. You may need to mail physical copies of supporting documents.[3]

For all other forms and for fee waiver applicants who are required to file on paper, detailed filing instructions are provided within the document packets. See the Filing Guidance resource page for tips and requirements. 

Forms to File Online

Form Filing Fee
AR-11 | Alien’s Change of Address Card Free
G-639 | Freedom of Information/Privacy Act and Online FOIA Request Free
I-90 | Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card $455
I-130 | Petition for Alien Relative $535
I-131 | Application for Travel Document Varies
I-134A | Online Request to be a Supporter and Declaration of Financial Support Free
I-539 | Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status $370
I-589 | Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal Free
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization $410
(Eligible exemptions)
I-821 | Application for Temporary Protected Status Varies
I-821D | Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals $85
I-907 | Request for Premium Processing Service Varies
N-336 | Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA) $700
N-400 | Application for Naturalization $640
N-565 | Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document $555
N-600 | Application for Certificate of Citizenship $1,170
N-600K | Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322 $1,170

Processing Times

Processing times vary based on the form type and the field office or service center handling the case. Some cases take a few weeks to process, while others may extend up to several years.

You can look up the average wait times for a specific document using the Check Case Processing Times tool. If your form type or office is not listed and more than six months have passed since you filed, you can submit an inquiry with USCIS.[4]

If you have already filed, you can view your case status online. Use the USCIS receipt notice and copies of your application to access the information needed.[5]


  1. Biometrics Collection | USCIS
  2. Fee Schedule | USCIS
  3. Tips for Filing Online | USCIS
  4. Processing Times FAQs | USCIS
  5. More Information About Case Processing Times | USCIS