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USCIS Forms Eligible for E-Filing

USCIS has been pursuing digital transformation for many years, but only in the past couple of years (2018 - 2019), it appears they finally made some progress. USCIS has now been steadily making forms available for online filing, which offers tremendous relief to both the agency and immigrants.

With online filing, you will now be able to pay electronically as well. You can can also sign your application electronically. At the end of the filing process, you will be provided with a receipt number and an opportunity to save the completed application into a PDF file. You may be required to submit additional documents by mail, so please read the form-specific instructions.

Which forms are available for e-filing?

As of June, 2019 the forms below are available for e-filing:

  • AR-11 | Alien’s Change of Address Card
  • I-90 | Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
  • I-131A | Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation)
  • I-539 | Application To Extend/Change Nonimmigrant Status
  • N-336 | Request for a Hearing on a Decision in Naturalization Proceedings (Under Section 336 of the INA)
  • N-400 | Application for Naturalization
  • N-565 | Application for Replacement Naturalization/Citizenship Document
  • N-600 | Application for Certificate of Citizenship
  • N-600K | Application for Citizenship and Issuance of Certificate Under Section 322

Note that USCIS may add or remove forms from the list - sometimes temporarily. In addition, even though most applicants are eligible to e-file, certain restrictions do apply. It is thus important that you review the instructions every time you plan to use this service.

How to apply online?

To file an immigration application online, you will need to create a USCIS account. This service, called myUSCIS, is free of charge.

Why E-file?

If you are eligible, you should definitely consider e-filing as it offers several advantages over traditional paper filing:

  • File your application/petition from any computer with an Internet connection;
  • Receive instant confirmation and a receipt number;
  • Submit related applications together, to one processing location;
  • Pay all applications fees electronically, in one transaction;
  • Minimize human errors.

What about supporting documents?

You will need to mail certain supporting documents to the address on the e-Filing Confirmation Receipt.

Can I efile if I also request a fee waiver?

You cannot use efiling and must submit your paper application if you request a fee waiver.

Can N-400 be filed online?

Yes, Form N-400 (Application for Naturalization) is available for online filing

Can I-485 be filed online?

No, I-485 is not yet available for online filing.

Can I submit Form I-130 online?

No, I-130 is not included in online filing at this moment. You can download the form from USCIS.gov website and mail the completed application package to USCIS.

Can I submit DS-160 online?

Yes, but DS-160 (Application for Nonimmigrant Visa) is a Department of State form and is not managed by USCIS. You can file DS-160 online here.