Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition

Purpose of Form:

This form is used by USCIS to adjudicate the qualifications of the applicant(s) as prospective adoptive parents. Filing this form will generally speed up the part of the processing relating to the qualifications of the prospective adoptive parent petitioner(s)..

Number of Pages: 6

Edition Date:

10/26/05. Prior versions acceptable.

Where to File:

A prospective petitioner residing in the U.S. should file with the Local Office with jurisdiction over the prospective petitioner’s place of residence. A prospective petitioner residing outside the U.S. should consult the nearest American consulate or embassy.

Filing Fee: $670.00

Special Instructions:

Note on Filing Fee:

None, although a separate $70 fee for biometrics services may be required.

Note on Where to File:

A $70.00 per person fee for biometrics for each person 18 years or older living with applicant.

If the fee is paid at the time of filing a Form I-600A, a fee is not required again to file the I-600.

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 biometric fees must be included for each petition.


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