I-600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition

Download Instructions for Form I-600A

Download Form I-600A

Download Form M-760, The Orphan Home Study Tip Sheet

Purpose of Form :

For adjudicating 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 :

Form 3; Instructions 8.

Edition Date :

01/12/11; (11/23/10; 12/30/09 editions also accepted)

Where to File :

Regular Mail:

P.O. Box 660088
Dallas, TX 75266

Express Mail and Courier Service deliveries:

ATTN: Adoption
2501 S. State Hwy. 121 Business,
Suite 400,
Lewisville, TX 75067

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or text message that your Form I-600A has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application.  Form G-1145 can be downloaded through the link above.

Filing Fee :

$720. (An $85 fee for biometrics is required for each person 18 years of age or older who is living with the applicant. A one-time, no-fee extension can be requested before the expiration date indicated on Form I-171H. See form instructions for additional details.)

Special Instructions :

The Orphan Home Study Tip Sheet, M-760, provides prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers with helpful tips for preparing home studies for Orphan adoptions.

Note on Filing Fee:

  • 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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