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Affidavit of Support. This form is to file a promise with the Service to support an alien entering the United States and that the alien will not become a public charge. A separate affidavit must be filed by the sponsor for each person.

Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker. This form is to petition for an alien worker to become a permanent resident in the United States. This form is filed on behalf of an alien, and not by the alien.

Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Student.


Application for Nonresident Alien's Canadian Border Crossing Card.


Application for Nonresident Alien Mexican Border Crossing Card.

Application for Permission to Return to an Unrelinquished Domicile. For a legal permanent resident of the United States to apply for permission to return to their home in the United States after time spent outside the United States.

Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant. For an alien who is otherwise not permitted to enter the United States to apply for permission to temporarily enter the United States.

Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa. For an alien who is a legal resident of the United States to reenter the United States without the alien's passport and/or visa.

Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. after Deportation or Removal. Persons who wish to enter the United States legally after being deported, removed or who have voluntarily departed the U.S. without an order of deportation may reapply for admission to the United States, if they meet certain qualifications.

Application for Stay of Deportation or Removal. This form is to obtain a stay of deportation or removal if you have been ordered deported or removed from the United States.

Notice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU). This form is used to notify the INS that you are appealing an adverse decision regarding your case to the Administrative Appeals Unit.

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