U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced today that filing
location of forms relating to the adoption of a foreign child under The Hague
Adoption Convention has changed.
Beginning today, U.S. citizens seeking to adopt a foreign child under the
Hague Adoption Convention must submit Forms I-800, Petition to Classify Convention
Adoptee as an Immediate Relative, and I-800A, Application for Determination
of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country, and all related supplements,
forms, and fees to the USCIS lockbox facility located in Lewisville, Texas for
initial processing, using the following address:
P.O. Box 299008
Lewisville, TX 75029
Express Mail and Courier Service deliveries:
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business, Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067
Previously, applicants were required to file these forms at the Chicago Lockbox
facility. The Chicago Lockbox facility will forward any filings of Hague Adoption
Convention forms to the Lewisville Lockbox facility for the first 30 days after
the effective date of the change of filing location. USCIS will consider applications
or petitions forwarded from the Chicago Lockbox facility or other USCIS offices
properly filed when received at the new Lewisville, Texas Lockbox facility.
After the 30-day transition period, USCIS will return any incorrectly filed
applications to the sender, with a note directing them to mail their application
directly to the Lewisville, Texas Lockbox facility for processing. The note
will contain the correct mailing address.