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United States Immigration Law: Immigration Forms & Visa Categories

Immigration Forms

Below is a list of Immigration Forms listed by the Form Number and Title of the Form. Note that each form contains a location of where it should be filed, a possible filing fee and whether it can be filed electronically.

See and for more information and locations where Immigration forms can be downloaded. 
Form Number Title                                                                                                                          
AR-11 Change of Address
AR-11SR Change of Address – Special Registration
Notice of Appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals of Decision of Immigration Judge
Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative Before the Office of the Immigration Judge Executive Office for Immigration review
FD-258 Fingerprint Card
G-14 Information Form
Notice of Entry of Appearance as Attorney or Representative
G-325 Biographic Information
G-325A Biographic Information
G-325B Biographic Information
G-325C Biographic Information
G-639 Freedom of Information/Privacy Act Request (FOIA)
G-731 Inquiry about Status of I-551 Alien Registration Card
G-845 Verification Request (Non-SAVE agencies)
G-845S Verification Request (SAVE agencies)
G-942 Application Survey (for Immigration-Related Employment)
G-1020 H-1B Specialty Occupation Data Collection
I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
Petition for Approval of School for Attendance by Nonimmigrant Students
Certificate for Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) Student Status
I-20MN Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (M-1) Student Status for Vocational Students
I-68 Canadian Border Boat Landing Permit
I-90 Application for Replace Permanent Resident
I-94 Arrival-Departure Record
I-94W Nonimmigrant Visa Waiver Arrival-Departure Record
I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival/Departure
I-129 Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker
I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e)
I-129S Nonimmigrant Petition Based on Blanket L Petition
I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
I-131 Application for Travel Document
I-134 Affidavit of Support
I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker
I-175 Application for Nonresident Alien’s Canadian Border Crossing Card
I-181 Memorandum of Creation of Record of Lawful Permanent Residence
I-190 Application for Nonresident Alien’s Mexican Border Crossing Card
I-191 Application for Permission to Return to an Unrelinguished Domicile
I-192 Application for Advanced Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant
I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa
I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal
I-213 Record of Deportable Alien
I-243 Application for Removal
I-246 Application for Stay of Deportation
I-256A Application for Suspension of Deportation
I-290B Notice of Appeal to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU)
I-352 Immigration Bond
I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant
I-361 Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to Petition for Legal Custody
I-365 Notice of Completion of Preliminary Processing of Petition For Public Law 97-359 Amerasian
I-391 Notice of Immigration Bond Cancelled
I-395 Affidavit in Lieu of Lost Receipt of United States INS for Collateral Accepted as Security
I-408 Application to Pay Off or Discharge Alien Crew
I-418 Passenger List – Crew List
I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or to Adjust Status
I-485 (Supp. A)
Supplement A to 1 - 485 Form                                                                                                                                                       
I-485 (Supp. B)              
Form I-485 Instructions for NACARA                                                                                                                  
I-485 (Supp. C) Instructions to Supplement C to Form I-485 (HRIFA)
I-508 Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities (Under Section
247(b) of the INA)
I-512 Authorization of Parole of Alien into the United States
I-515 Notice of Student or Exchange Visitor (Admitted without I-20 or IAP-66)
I-526 Immigrant Petition by Alien Entrepreneur
I-538 Certification by Designated School Official
I-539 Application to Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
I-539 (Supp. A) Filing Instructions for V Nonimmigrant Status
I-566 Interagency Record of Request – A, G or NATO Dependent Employment
Authorization or Change/Adjustment to/from A,G or NATO status
I-589 Application for Asylum
I-590 Registration for Classification as Refugee (Section 297)
I-591 Assurance b a United States Sponsor on Behalf of an Applicant for
Refugee Status
I-600 Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative
I-600A Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition
I-601 Application of Waiver of Grounds of Excludability
I-602 Application by Refuge for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability
I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement

Health and Human Services Statistical Data for Refugee/Asylee Adjusting Status

I-644 Supplementary Statement for Graduate Medical Trainees
I-687 Application for Status as a Temporary Resident Under Section 245A of the
Immigration and Nationality Act
I-690 Application for Waiver of Excludability
I-693 Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status
I-694 Notice of Appeal of Decision
I-695 Application for Replacement Form I-688A, Employment Authorization or Form I-688, Temporary Residence Card
I-698 Application to Adjust Status from Temporary to Permanent Resident
I-730 Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition
I-751 Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence
I-765 Application for Employment Authorization
I-765D Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure Supplement to I-765
I-797 Notice of Action
I-805 Application to Temporary Resident Status as Replenishment Agricultural
Worker (RAW) Section 210 of INA
I-817 Application for Family Unity Benefits
I-821 Application for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
I-821A Forms and Instructions for TPS for Nicaraguans and Hondurans
I-823 Application – Inspections Facilitation Program
I-824 Application for Action on an Approved Application or Petition
I-833 INS Pass Application
I-829 Petition by Entrepreneur to Remove Conditions
I-847 Report of Complaint
I-864 Affidavit of Support
I-864A Affidavit of Support Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member
I-864P Poverty Guidelines
I-864 Package I-864, I-864A & I-865
I-865 Sponsor’s Notice of Change of Address
I-866 Application Checkpoint Pre-enrolled Access Lane
I-876 Election Form to Participate in Employment Eligibility Confirmation Pilot
I-881 NACARA – Suspension of Deportation or Application for Special Rule
Cancellation of Removal
I-905 Application for Authorization to Issue Certification for Health Care Workers
I-914 Application for T Nonimmigrant Status
M-378 Photo Card
N-4 Monthly Report Naturalization Papers
N-300 Application to File Declaration of Intention
N-336 Request for Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings Under
Section 336 of the INA
N-400 Application for Naturalization
N-410 Application for Motion for Amendment of Petition
N-426 Request for Certification of Military or Naval Service


Application for Transfer of Petition for Naturalization Purposes
N-470 Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes
N-565 Application to Replace a Naturalization Citizenship Certificate
N-600 Application for Certificate of Citizenship
N-600K Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate
N-643 Application for Certificate of Citizenship on Behalf of Adopted Child
N-644 Application for Posthumous Citizenship
N-648 Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions

United States Visa Categories

Visa Category Non-Immigrant Population
A                Foreign Government Official
B Visitors for Business (B-1) and Pleasure (B-2)
C    Transit Aliens
DT Paroled Aliens
E Treaty Traders and Investors
F    Foreign Students (F-1), Spouses (F-2) and Children (F-3)
Temporary Workers: Specialty Workers (H-1B),
Nonagricultural (H-2B) and Agricultural Worker (H-2A) 
G International Agencies
I Foreign Press
K Fiance(e)s of U.S. Citizens
L Intra-Company Transfers (L-1), Spouses (L-2) and Children (L-3)
N NATO Officials
O Extraordinary Ability Workers
P Athletes and Entertainers
Q Cultural Exchange Visitors
R Religious Workers
T Victims of Trafficking, Spouses and Children
TN NAFTA Workers, Spouses and Children
U Victims of Criminal Activity, Spouses and Children

Other Immigration Related Forms

Form Number   Title
DSP-11 Passport Application Form
DSP-117 Application to Determine Returning Resident Status
ETA 750 Labor Certification Application
ETA 9029 Health Care Facility Attestation (H-1A)
ETA 9034 Attestation by Employers for Off-Campus Work Authorization for F-1 Students
ETA 9035 Labor Condition Application for H-1B Nonimmigrant’s
IRS 9003 Additional Questions to be Completed by All Applicants for Permanent Residence in the United States
OF-156 Nonimmigrant Visa Application
OF-156E Supplement to Form OF-156, Nonimmigrant Treaty Trader/Investor Visa Application
OF-169 Instructions for Immigrant Visa Applicants
OF-194 Consular Refusal Sheet
OF-230 Part I – Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration – Biographic Data
OF-230 Part II – Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration – Sworn