OMB No. 1615-0020
Instructions for Form I-360, Petition for
Department of Homeland Security
Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Read these instructions carefully to properly complete this form. If you need more space to complete an answer, use a
separate sheet of paper. Write your name and Alien Registration Number (A-Number), if any, at the top of each sheet of paper
and indicate the part and number of the item to which the answer refers.
If he or she was born in Vietnam, you must also submit a
What Is the Purpose of This Form?
copy of his or her Vietnamese identification card, or an
affidavit explaining why it is not available;
This petition is used to classify an alien as:
2. Copies of evidence establishing the parentage of the
1. An Amerasian;
person, and that the biological father was a U.S. citizen.
Examples of documents that may be submitted are: birth
2. A Widow or Widower;
or baptismal records or other religious documents; local
3. A Battered or Abused Spouse or Child of a U.S. Citizen or
civil records; an affidavit, correspondence, or evidence of
Lawful Permanent Resident; or
financial support from the father; photographs of the father
(especially with the child); or, absent other documents,
4. A special immigrant defined as one of the following:
affidavits from knowledgeable witnesses that detail the
A. Religious Worker;
parentage of the child and how they know such facts;
B. Panama Canal Company Employee, Canal Zone
3. Photograph of the person; and
Government Employee, U.S. Government in the Canal
4. If the person is married, a copy of the marriage certificate
and proof of the termination of any prior marriages.
D. International Organization Employee or Family
The sponsorship documents noted below are also required.
You may file these documents with the petition or wait until
E. Juvenile Court Dependent;
USCIS reviews the petition and requests them. However, not
filing them with the petition will add to the overall processing
F. Armed Forces Member;
G. Afghanistan or Iraq national who supported the U.S.
1. Form I-361, Affidavit of Financial Support and Intent to
Armed Forces as a translator;
Petition for Legal Custody of Public Law 97-359
H. Iraq national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S.
Amerasian, executed by the sponsor with the evidence of
Government in Iraq; or
financial ability required by that form. Note that the
original sponsor remains financially responsible for the
I. Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the
Amerasian if any subsequent sponsor fails in this area;
U.S. Government in Afghanistan.
2. Copies of evidence showing that the sponsor is at least 21
years old and is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Who May File Form I-360?
Widow/Widower of a U.S. Citizen
You may file this petition for yourself if:
Any person who is 18 years of age or older, including the
1. You were married to a U.S. citizen who is now deceased
alien, or a U.S. corporation may file this petition for a
and who was a U.S. citizen at the time of death.
beneficiary who was born in Korea, Vietnam, Laos,
Kampuchea, or Thailand after December 31, 1950, and before
2. Your citizen spouse died less than 2 years before the date
October 22, 1982, and was fathered by a U.S. citizen.
on which you file this petition.
The petition must be filed with:
1. Copies of evidence showing that the person who is subject
of this petition was born in one of the above countries
between those dates.
Form I-360 Instructions (Rev. 01/18/11)Y