FORM I-600A

Application For Advance Processing of Orphan Petition

Introduction

This form is used by a U.S. citizen who plans to adopt a foreign-born child and enables USCIS to adjudicate the application that relates to the qualifications of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parent(s).

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Filing Fee

$775


Edition Date

12/23/16
(Starting 02/21/17. USCIS will only accept the 12/23/16 edition.)


Form I-600A Filing Fee

The filing fee for Form I-600A is $720. An additional biometric services fee of $85 is required for every adult age 18 or older living in the household where the child will reside. USCIS will inform a person residing abroad if he or she must pay a USCIS biometric services fee.


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Where To File I-600A

Filing Addresses for Form I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition

The “Where to File” guidance in the Form I-600A and Form I-600 instructions refers the public to this website for filing location guidance. Please use these instructions:

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  • Prospective Adoptive Parent(s) Residing Abroad
  • You may file with the USCIS overseas office with jurisdiction over your residence abroad.Or
  • File in the U.S.
    • For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries:
      USCIS
      P.O. Box 660088
      Dallas, TX 75266
    • For Express mail and courier deliveries:
      USCIS
      ATTN: Adoption
      2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business,
      Suite 400,
      Lewisville, TX 75067
  • If you file in the U.S. with the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility, include the proposed U.S. residence of the prospective adoptive parent(s) on the application; the USCIS National Benefits Center will adjudicate Form I-600A.
  • You may not file Form I-600A with the U.S. Department of State.
  • Prospective Adoptive Parent(s) Residing U.S.
Dallas Lockbox Facility:

  • For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) deliveries:
    USCIS
    P.O. Box 660088
    Dallas, TX 75266
  • For Express mail and courier deliveries:
    USCIS
    ATTN: Adoption
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business,
    Suite 400,
    Lewisville, TX 75067
  • The USCIS National Benefits Center will adjudicate Form I-600A.
  • You may not file with a USCIS overseas office or U.S. Department of State.

I-600A Special Instructions

Form M-760, Orphan Home Study Tip Sheet, provides prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers with helpful tips for preparing home studies for Orphan adoptions that are not subject to the Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012 (UAA). Form M-738, Hague Processing Tip Sheet, provides helpful tips for preparing home studies for Orphan adoptions that need to comply with the UAA’s accreditation requirements. Please visit our Web page on the Universal Accreditation Act for more information.

  • You must complete Form I-600A/Form I-600, Supplement 1, Listing of Adult Member of the Household, for each adult member of your household age 18 or older. You do not need to complete one for yourself or your spouse (if married).
  • Please see the instructions for Form I-600A for details.

If filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility:


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