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Commonly used Immigration forms

10th August 2010
By Samuel Beckett in Immigration Law
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For every prospective immigrants learning about immigration forms is crucial as it would help them in residing and working legally in the United States. The office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services(USCIS) is inundated daily with thousands of immigration forms so much so it becomes vital in not only choosing the right form to file but also to complete and return it in accordance with the underlying instructions.

As a step in the right direction, to cut down on the waiting time that every immigrants might experience, the government agency now accepts e-filings of some forms.

USCIS forms:

All Immigration forms are available with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) . Their listing would include a brief synopsis of what the form may be used for and also the filing fee associated with it. The USCIS web page has a perfect way through which a potential immigrant can navigate his way through to find the forms that he is looking for.

Typically every immigration forms will have a form guidance which may consist of:

General Information on Immigration Forms
General Tips on Assembling Applications for Mailing
Signature Requirements for USCIS Forms
Paying Immigration Fees
Fee Waiver Guidance
Expedite Criteria

Some of the commonly requested immigration forms would be:

FORM I 90 Green Card Renewal Application
FORM I 864 Affidavit of Support
FORM I 130 Petition for Alien Relative
FORM N 400 Application for Naturalization
FORM I 134 Affidavit of Support
FORM I 765 Application for Employment Authorization
FORM AR 11 Change of Address Form
FORM I 485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust your Status
FORM G 325 Biographic Information
FORM I 751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence
FORM I 864A Affidavit of Support Between Sponsor and Household Member
FORM I 131 Application for Travel Document
FORM I 864EZ Affidavit of Support
FORM N 565 -Replacement of Citizenship Document

FORM N 600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship
FORM I 129F Petitioning an Alien Fiance(e)

Special Consideration:
Some forms can be submitted by the applicant online by no longer having to visit the local immigration office. For those forms that hopeful immigrants cannot file online, they still have the option of filling with different USCIS office through mail .This greatly cuts down on the amount of times that applicants have to redo their forms because of problems with legibility.


Apart from some forms all other forms require a filing fee. Gone are the days were a fee had to be paid in cash. Today all filing fees associated with the can be paid through money order or through cashiers check made out to the Department of Homeland Security. E-filers may use a credit card or a direct withdrawal from a checking or savings account when filing and paying for their forms.

Professional Help:

No matter how an aspiring immigrant obtains his forms, it is vital that each application is completed in its entirety and no blank boxes are left. Improperly filled in application will lead to delay and cause the applicant to loose his processing fee and the file returned to him. It is always advisable to seek professional help.

All US Immigration forms are available with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).An attempt to let an applicant know the importance of choosing the right immigration forms with an insight on how he can locate and doing the form the right way.
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