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.
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.