On July 5, 2019, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office in Manila permanently closed. Individuals who were previously assisted by USCIS Manila must follow the new filing instructions listed on the USCIS website. All public inquiries should be directed to the USCIS contact center.
Filing Instructions and Appointment Scheduling
Form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative)
File your petition by mail with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) lockbox facility in Chicago at www.uscis.gov/i-130-addresses. You can find additional filing information on the Form I-130 web page at www.uscis.gov/i-130. USCIS may authorize the Department of State to accept a petition filed with a U.S. Embassy or consulate in some limited circumstances.
In order to be granted expedited processing, do not request local filing. Instead, file with the lockbox facility and include a cover letter requesting expedited processing and explaining your justification.
Form I-131A Application for Travel Document (Carrier Documentation)
Before requesting an appointment, you must submit the filing fee through the online payment system at my.uscis.gov/travel-document/.
Request an appointment via IVManilaReplies@state.gov and indicate your full name, date of birth, A-Number, phone number, and payment receipt number as they appear on your LPR/Green Card or Reentry Permit.
Follow the process and special instructions at www.uscis.gov/i-131a BEFORE your appointment date (when scheduled).
Form I-360 Petition Filing (Widow(er)s of Deceased U.S. Citizens)
Follow the process and special instructions at www.uscis.gov/i-360 BEFORE scheduling an appointment.
Request an appointment via IVManilaReplies@state.gov with your full name, date of birth, your deceased spouse’s full name and date of birth, and your local phone number.
Pay the $435 FILING FEE at the Embassy’s consular cashier with cash or credit card. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request.
Form I-407 (Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status)
Individuals who wish to voluntarily record abandonment of their lawful permanent resident (LPR) status must submit Form I-407 via mail to:
- USCIS Eastern Forms Center
Attn: I-407 Unit
124 Leroy Road
PO Box 567
Williston, VT 05495
Don’t forget to sign your form! Any unsigned forms will be returned.
DNA, Fingerprinting (T&U Dependents), and G-146 (Departure Verification)
If you are requesting an appointment for fingerprinting, please email FingerprintRequests@state.gov. Please make sure to scan and include the following:
- Notice of Action.
- Your current and valid passport biographic page.
For DNA and G-146 (Departure Verification) appointment or information requests: