Form I-360 Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immgrant
INSTRUCTIONS : PETITION FOR AMERASIAN, WIDOW(ER) OR SPECIAL IMMIGRANT (Form I-360)
• The purpose of the Form I-360 is used to explicitly classify an alias as either an Amerasian, a widow or widower, a battered or abused spouse or child of a citizen of the United States or lawful permanent resident, a special immigrant, who is defined as one of the following individuals: A religious worker, an employee of the Panama Canal Company, a Canal Zone Government Employee, a United States Government in the Canal Zone Employee, a physician, an international organization employee or family member, a Juvenile Court Dependent, an Armed Forces Member, an Afghanistan or Iraq National who supported the United States Armed Forces as a translator or an Iraq national who worked for or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq. Additionally, the individual may be classified if he or she is an Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the United States Government in Afghanistan.
• The Form I-360 consists of 12 pages; the instructions for the form are found on the 11th page of the application. You must note that the filing locations have recently changed for this particular petition; to understand your appropriate filing location please visit the United States Citizenship and Immigration services website for the most current guidance on where to submit your application. If you are filing at a lockbox, important filing tips, and additional information on fees and customer services will be listed on the agency’s website. The Filing fee for the Form I-360 is $405; this fee will not be applied to Amerasians, self-petitioning battered or abused spouses, parents or children of U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Special immigrant juveniles, Iraqi Nationals who worked for or on behalf of the United States Government in Iraq or Afghanistan.
• It is important to note that Religious Workers may not file Form I-360 with Form I-485 per the recent decision by the Ninth Circuit of Appeals, which overturned the permanent injunction issued by the District Court in Ruiz-Diaz v. The United States.