I-800A, Application for Determination of Suitability to Adopt a Child from a Convention Country

Download Instructions for Form I-800A

Download Form I-800A

Purpose of Form :

For adjudicating the eligibility and suitability of the applicant(s) to adopt a child who habitually resides in a Hague Adoption Convention country.

Number of Pages :

Form: 9; Instructions: 11; Supplement 1: 2; Supplement 2: 1; Supplement 3: 4.

Edition Date :

11/23/10; (04/16/09; 09/10/09; 02/25/08 editions also accepted)

Where to File :

Regular Mail:

USCIS
P.O. Box 660087
Dallas, TX 75266

Express Mail and Courier Service deliveries:

USCIS
ATTN: Hague
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-800A 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 the applicant – and spouse, if any. Additionally, an $85 fee for biometrics is required for each person 18 years of age or older who is living with the applicant. See form instructions for additional details.)

Special Instructions :

The Hague Processing Tip Sheet, M-738, provides prospective adoptive parents and adoption service providers with helpful tips for preparing the home studies for Hague Convention adoptions.

Do not send Change of Address Requests to a USCIS Lockbox facility.

Notes on fees:

  • An $85 fee for biometrics is required for the applicant (and spouse, if any).
  • Additionally, an $85 fee for biometrics is required for each person 18 years of age or older who is living with the applicant.
  • Form I-800A, Supplement 1 (Listing of Adult Member of the Household) must also be provided for each adult member of the household, excluding the applicant and applicant’s spouse.
  • $360 for Form I-800A, Supplement 3 (Request for Action on Approved Form I-800A), if applicable.

 

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