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).
(Starting June 18, 2021, we will only accept the 12/21/20 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.
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:
|I am a..||File with..|
||Dallas Lockbox Facility:
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:
- We recommend reading our Lockbox Filing Tips
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