Common Immigration and Naturalization Forms and Fees


Learn which forms you need for your green card or U.S. citizenship application and how much they cost to file


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If you’re applying for a family-based green card or for U.S. citizenship, you’ll need to complete certain government forms. Most immigration and naturalization forms can be downloaded for free from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website, USCIS.gov. If you’re applying from outside the United States, however, some forms will be available only through the U.S. Department of State’s online portal.

IMPORTANT: The government updates immigration forms regularly, so always visit USCIS.gov to make sure you’re using the latest version of a form.

Keep in mind that while immigration forms are available for free, you’ll often have to pay a processing fee. The fees vary, though some can be waived depending on your situation. Below, we’ll briefly describe what each form is used for and how much you’ll pay when you file (submit) it with the U.S. government.

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Common Immigration Forms and Fees


The following green card forms are listed in alphabetical order.

Government Form What It’s Used for Who Must File It Filing Fee
Form DS-260 (Online Immigrant Visa Application) Applying for a green card from outside the United States (through a process called “consular processing”) Relative seeking a green card $325
Form DS-261 (Online Choice of Address and Agent) Letting the State Department know how to contact you if you apply for a green card from outside the United States (through a process called “consular processing”) Relative seeking a green card $0
Form I-129F (Petition for Alien Fiancé(e)) Applying for a K-1 visa to bring your fiancé(e) (and their children, if any) to the United States in order to marry you

OR

Applying for a K-3 visa to bring your spouse (and their children, if any) to the United States in order to apply for lawful permanent residence (green card).

Sponsoring relative (U.S. citizen or green card holder) $535
Form I-130 (Family Sponsorship Petition) Establishing that a valid family relationship exists between a sponsoring relative (U.S. citizen or green card holder) and their relative who seeks a green card Sponsoring relative (U.S. citizen or green card holder) $535
Form I-130A (Supplemental Information Form) Supplementing Form I-130 with information — including employment, family, and residential history — about the spouse seeking a green card Spouse seeking a green card $0
Form I-131 (Application for a Travel Permit/“Advance Parole” Document) Requesting permission to travel outside the United States while your green card application is pending Relative seeking a green card (also used by green card holders seeking U.S. citizenship — see below) $0 (if you’ve paid the filing fee for Form I-485; otherwise, $105–$575)
Form I-485 (Green Card Application) Applying for a green card from within the United States (through a process called “Adjustment of Status”) Relative seeking a green card $1,140 (plus $85 biometrics fee)
Form I-693 (Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record) Documenting the results of the medical exam required for a green card Relative seeking a green card (completed by medical professional) $0
Form I-751 (Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence) Upgrading a conditional green card that expires after 2 years to a 10-year “permanent” green card Both the new green card holder and their sponsoring relative $595 (plus $85 biometrics fee)
Form I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization Document) Requesting to work lawfully in the United States while your green card application is pending Relative seeking a green card $0 (if you’ve already paid the filing fee for Form I-485; otherwise, $410)
Form I-864 (Financial Support Form) Demonstrating that the sponsoring relative (U.S. citizen or green card holder) or the joint sponsor meets the income required to support the relative seeking a green card once in the United States Sponsoring relative (or joint sponsor) $0
Form I-864A (Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member) Promising to make your income and/or assets available in order to help the sponsoring relative meet the income required to support the relative seeking a green card once in the United States Sponsoring relative’s household member $0
Form I-90 (Application to Replace Green Card) Applying to renew or replace an expired, soon-to-expire, lost, stolen, or damaged green card Green card holder $455 (plus $85 biometrics fee)
Form I-944 (Declaration of Self-Sufficiency)

IMPORTANT: This form is a new requirement by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as part of a stricter “public charge” rule that goes into effect on Oct. 15, 2019. Form I-944 should not be confused with Form I-864, which must be completed by the sponsoring relative.

Proving that the relative seeking a green card will be able to financially sustain themselves and are not likely to rely on the U.S. government for support once in the United States Relative seeking a green card $0

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Common Naturalization Forms and Fees


The following U.S. citizenship forms are listed in alphabetical order.

Government Form What It’s Used for Who Must File It Filing Fee
Form DS-117 (Application to Determine Returning Resident Status) Applying for a Returning Resident Visa to re-enter the United States after traveling outside the United States for 1 year or longer because you did not apply for a re-entry permit before leaving the United States (see more info) Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship $180
Form G-28 (Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney) Letting USCIS know that an attorney (or other practitioner of law) will represent you during a hearing you requested after your naturalization application (Form N-400) was denied Attorney (or other practitioner of law) $0
Form I-131 (Application for Travel Permit/”Advance Parole” Document) Requesting permission to re-enter the United States if you anticipate needing to travel and stay outside the United States for at least 1 year (see more info) Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship (also used by people seeking a green card — see above) $575 (plus $85 biometrics fee if age 14–79)
Form N-336 (Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings) Requesting a hearing from USCIS to reconsider its decision to deny a naturalization application (Form N-400) Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship $700
Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) Applying for U.S. citizenship (through a process called “naturalization“) after meeting eligibility requirements Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship $395 (plus $85 biometrics fee) unless exempt or applying for a fee reduction or fee waiver
Form N-426 (Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service) Requesting military service records for a green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship based on their military service $0
Form N-470 (Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes) Requesting to maintain a green card holder’s status as a lawful permanent resident if they must travel outside the United States for 1 year or longer for work (see more info) Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship $355
Form N-565 (Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document) Requesting a replacement naturalization or citizenship certificate that was lost, stolen, or damaged U.S. citizen $555 ($0 if requesting a replacement because of an error made by USCIS)
Form N-600 (Application for Certificate of Citizenship) Requesting a new certificate that proves your status as a U.S. citizen upon completing the naturalization process Newly naturalized U.S. citizen $1,170 ($0 for members and veterans of the U.S. military)
Form N-600K (Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322) Claiming U.S. citizenship for a child who lives outside the United States and who has at least one U.S.-citizen parent U.S.-citizen parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of child seeking U.S. citizenship $1,170
Form N-648 (Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions) Requesting an exception to the English and civics testing requirements for naturalization based on a physical or developmental disability or mental impairment Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship $0

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Other Forms You Might Need and Their Fees


The following forms are listed in alphabetical order.

Government Form What It’s Used for Who Must File It Filing Fee
Form AR-11 (Change of Address Form) Letting USCIS know about a change to your address Depends on the other form(s) you have filed (see the categories listed below the section called “How to Change Your Address” here) $0
Form G-1145 (Request for Electronic Notification) Requesting a notification via email or text message that USCIS has accepted your form Anyone who submitted their form(s) to a USCIS lockbox (see this list) $0
Form G-1450 (Credit Card Payment Authorization Form) Requesting to pay filing fees with a credit card Anyone who submitted their form(s) to a USCIS lockbox (see this list) $0
Form I-865 (Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address) Letting USCIS know about a change to your address U.S. citizen or green card holder who is sponsoring a relative for a green card $0
Form I-942 (Request for Reduced Fee) Requesting to reduce a filing fee if your household income is between 150% and 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for your household size Green card holder seeking U.S. citizenship $0
Form I-912 (Request for Fee Waiver) Requesting to waive a filing fee because you have low income (see the Federal Poverty Guidelines for your household size); are experiencing financial hardship; and/or receive public benefits Depends on the other form(s) you are filing (see “Instructions for Form I-912” for a list of qualified forms) $0

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