USCIS Changes Filing Location of Forms I-600 and I-600A

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced a new address for prospective adoptive parents to submit Form I 600, Petition to Classify Orphan as an Immediate Relative, and Form I 600A, Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition.  Applicants have a 30-day transition period before USCIS will return incorrectly filed petitions.  Applicants were previously required to file at a local USCIS field office. 

Beginning immediately, applicants in the United States who are filing to adopt an orphan must submit Forms I 600, I 600A, and all supporting documents and fees to the following address: 

Regular Mail

Express Mail and Courier Service deliveries

P.O. Box 299027 
Lewisville, TX 75029


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


Beginning Monday November 9, USCIS will return to the applicant any Form I 600 or I 600A, and supporting documents, incorrectly submitted to a USCIS office in the United States. The applicant will be instructed to mail the application to the Lewisville, Texas address.  However, applicants may continue to file extensions of approved Forms I-600A at their local USCIS field office. 

Prospective adoptive parents, who reside abroad, may continue to file the Form I-600A with a USCIS international office, or they may send the petition to the Lewisville, Texas address if they have an address in the United States they plan to return to.

U.S. citizens outside the United States may continue to file the Form I-600 at a U.S. Embassy, U.S. Consulate or USCIS office abroad that has jurisdiction to accept the petition. However, in order to file a Form I-600 petition abroad, the petitioner must have an approved Form I-600A and be physically present in the country where they are filing.

We will post additional information at when it becomes available.