I-817, Application for Family Unity Benefits

Download Instructions for Form I-817

Download Form I-817

Purpose of Form :

For requesting initial benefits under the Family Unity Program, or to request an extension of such benefits.

Number of Pages :

Form 6; Instructions 10.

Edition Date :

11/23/10; (04/21/10; 01/06/10; 02/03/09; 05/27/08 editions also accepted)

Where to File :

Please read the filing instructions carefully.  See the “Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-817, Application for Family Unity” link under “Related Links” on the upper right of this page for more information on where to file.

If you are filing at a lockbox, important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, are listed on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

E-Notification:  If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-817 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 :

$435. (An $85 per person fee for biometric services is required if you are 14 years of age or older.)


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