Petition To Classify Orphan As an Immediate Relative

Purpose of Form:

To classify an alien orphan who either is, or will be, adopted by a U.S. citizen as an immediate relative of the U.S. citizen to allow the child to enter the U.S. The petition is filed by the U.S. citizen who is adopting the child.

Number of Pages: 6

Edition Date:

10/26/05. Prior versions acceptable.

Where to File:

A petitioner residing in the United States should file with the local office with jurisdiction over the petitioner’s place of residence – Please see “Local Office Locator” in the related links. A petitioner residing outside the United States should consult the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.

Filing Fee:

$670. An $80 fee for biometrics is required for each person 18 years of age or older who is living with the applicant. No fee is required if you are filing based on an approved I-600A filed within the previous 18 months.

Special Instructions:

When more than one petition is submitted by the same petitioner for orphans who are siblings, only one set of petition and fingerprinting fees is required. When more than one petition is submitted for orphans who are not siblings, the filing and biometrics fees must be included for each petition.


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