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Revised Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant, and Revised Filing Locations

WASHINGTON - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced that it has posted a revised Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (Form I-360). The new form is dated 12/30/09, and due to the changes, no previous versions of the form will be accepted 30 days after publication. In addition to the revised form, there are changes to filing locations. The changes are part of an overall effort to transition the intake of benefit request forms from USCIS Service Centers to Lockbox facilities. Centralizing form and fee intake allows USCIS to provide more efficient and effective initial processing of applications and fees.

Beginning February 25, 2010, applicants must file a Form I-360 with either the Vermont Service Center, the Nebraska Service Center, or at a USCIS Lockbox facility. Where applicable, USCIS Service Centers will forward Form I-360 petitions to the appropriate Lockbox facility until March 29, 2010. After the transitional period, the Service Centers may return incorrectly filed Form I-360 with instructions to send the petition to the correct location. USCIS will accept previous versions of Form I-360 until March 29, 2010. After March 29, 2010, USCIS will reject previous versions of the form submitted.

When filing Form I-360 at a Lockbox facility, you may elect to receive an email and/or text message notifying you that USCIS has accepted your petition. To receive notification, you must complete an E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (Form G-1145), and attach it to the first page of your petition.

For more information on USCIS programs, visit or call the National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283.

Last updated:02/25/2010