USCIS Form G-325A Instructions Marriage based Green Card

Form G-325A has to be filed to provide biographic information to USCIS.

This page contains step-by-step Form G-325A instructions for marriage based green card.

  1. Who is filing Form G-325A:
    • U.S. citizen
      • U.S. citizen needs to file 1 copy of G-325A form
    • Green Card applicant
      • Green Card applicant needs to file 2 copies of G-325A form
  2. Form G-325A filing fee: $0

Form G-325A Instructions

Remember both the U.S. citizen and Green Card applicant are filing this form individually. So each one of you will file your own form.

  • For U.S. citizen, view ‘U.S. Citizen’ instructions below
  • For Green Card applicant, view ‘Green Card Applicant’ instructions below
This is U.S. Citizen’s Information

You have already provided most of this information on Form I-130. Refer to it, if necessary.

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  • Family Name
    • Provide U.S. citizen’s last name
    • If you’ve taken or plan on taking your spouse’s last name, use that instead
  • First Name
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s first name
  • Middle Name
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s middle name
  • Male or Female
    • Select U.S. citizen’s gender
  • Date of Birth
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s date of birth
  • Citizenship/Nationality
    • Enter ‘USA’ for Citizenship/Nationality
  • File Number A (Alien Registration Number)
    • U.S. born U.S. citizens
      • Write ‘N/A’
    • Naturalized U.S. citizens
      • Refer to your Certificate of Naturalization
        • Enter your Alien Registration Number here, and not your Certificate number
          • Alien Registration Number starts with A
          • They’re both listed on your certificate, so be careful
    • Children to U.S. citizen parents born outside of U.S.
      • Refer to your Certificate of Citizenship
        • Enter your Alien Registration Number here, and not your Certificate number
          • They’re both listed on your certificate and both start with A, so be extra careful
          • The certificate number is one on the top, printed in RED
          • The other is your USCIS Registration Number (Alien Number)
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  • All Other Names Used
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s previously used names on any legal documents
    • If none, leave blank
    • E.g. If you have taken your spouse’s last name, provide your maiden name
  • City and Country of Birth
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s City and Country of Birth
  • U.S. Social Security No.
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s Social Security Number
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This line has 2 entries in each box i.e. your father’s information and your mother’s information

  • Family Name
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s Father’s Family/Last Name against ‘Father’
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s Mother’s Maiden Name against ‘(Maiden Name)’
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
  • First Name
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s father’s first name
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s mother’s first name
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
  • Date of Birth
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s father’s date of birth
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s mother’s date of birth
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
  • City and Country of Birth
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s father’s information, if known. If not, leave blank
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s mother’s information, if known. If not, leave blank
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
  • City and Country of Residence
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s father’s information
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s mother’s information
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
      • Same as “File Number A” field above
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  • Current Husband or Wife Family Name
    • Provide Green Card applicant’s last name
    • For women, provide your maiden (last) name
  • First Name
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s first name
  • Date of Birth
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s date of birth
  • City and Country of Birth
    • Provide Green Card applicant’s city and country of birth
  • Date of Marriage
    • Provide your date of marriage to your current spouse i.e. Green Card applicant
  • Place of Marriage
    • Provide your place of marriage (city, state, county) to your current spouse i.e. Green Card applicant
    • E.g. Dallas, TX, USA
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  • Former Husbands or Wifes Family Name
    • Write ‘N/A’, if U.S. citizen has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous husband’s or wife’s information
  • First Name
    • Write ‘N/A’, if U.S. citizen has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous husband’s or wife’s information
  • Date of Birth
    • Write ‘N/A’, if U.S. citizen has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous husband’s or wife’s information
  • Date and Place of Marriage
    • Write ‘N/A’, if U.S. citizen has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous marriage information
  • Date and Place of Termination of Marriage
    • Write ‘N/A’, if U.S. citizen has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous marriage termination information
    • Refer to U.S. citizen’s divorce or marriage annulment document
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  • Applicant residence last five years
    • Provide U.S. citizen’s residence information
    • Start with most recent and finish with the least recent
    • Go back only up to 5 years
    • Leave any unused lines blank
  • Applicant’s last address outside the U.S. of more than 1 year.
    • If the U.S. citizen has never lived outside of U.S. for more than 1 year, write ‘N/A’
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  • Applicant’s employment last 5 years
    • Start with most recent and finish with the least recent
    • Go back only up to 5 years
    • Leave any unused lines blank
  • Last occupation abroad, if not shows above
    • If the U.S. citizen has never worked outside of U.S. write ‘N/A’
    • Leave blank, if provided this in the field ‘Applicant’s employment las 5 years’ above
  • This form is submitted in connection with an application for
    • Select ‘Other (Specify):’
    • In the comments field write ‘With I-130’
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  • If your native alphabet… in your native alphabet
    • If U.S. citizen’s name cannot be spelled using the English alphabet (A to Z) above, print this form and fill this information in U.S. citizen’s native language
  • Applicant ‘s name and Alien Registration Number
    • Enter U.S. citizen’s family name, given name and middle name
      • This is the same as provided in Line 1 of this form
    • Alien Registration Number
      • This is the same as ‘File A number’ field above
This is Green Card applicant’s Information

You have already provided most of this information on Form I-485. Refer to it, if necessary.

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  • Family Name
    • Provide Green Card applicant’s last name
    • If you’ve taken or plan on taking your spouse’s last name, use that instead
  • First Name
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s first name
  • Middle Name
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s middle name
  • Male or Female
    • Select Green Card applicant’s gender
  • Date of Birth
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s date of birth
  • Citizenship/Nationality
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s Citizenship/Nationality
  • File Number A (Alien Registration Number)
    • Leave blank if you the Green Card applicant won’t have one
      • Quite common Green Card applicant won’t have one
      • If Green Card applicant was/is a student, who’s been issued a EAD card for OPT before, write ‘none’
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  • All Other Names Used
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s previously used names on any legal documents
    • If none, leave blank
    • E.g. If you have taken your spouse’s last name, provide your maiden name
  • City and Country of Birth
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s City and Country of Birth
  • U.S. Social Security No.
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s Social Security Number, if you have one
    • If not, leave blank
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This line has 2 entries in each box i.e. your father’s information and your mother’s information

  • Family Name
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s Father’s Family/Last Name against ‘Father’
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s Mother’s Maiden Name against ‘(Maiden Name)’
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
  • First Name
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s father’s first name
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s mother’s first name
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
  • Date of Birth
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s father’s date of birth
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s mother’s date of birth
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
  • City and Country of Birth
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s father’s information, if known. If not, leave blank
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s mother’s information, if known. If not, leave blank
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
  • City and Country of Residence
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s father’s information
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s mother’s information
    • If entering by hand make sure there is enough space between the 2 entries
      • Same as “File Number A” field above
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  • Current Husband or Wife Family Name
    • Provide U.S. citizen applicant’s last name
    • For women, provide your maiden (last) name
  • First Name
    • Enter U.S. citizen applicant’s first name
  • Date of Birth
    • Enter U.S. citizen applicant’s date of birth
  • City and Country of Birth
    • Provide U.S. citizen applicant’s city and country of birth
  • Date of Marriage
    • Provide your date of marriage to your current spouse i.e. U.S. citizen
  • Place of Marriage
    • Provide your place of marriage (city, state, county) to your current spouse i.e. U.S. citizen
    • E.g. Dallas, TX, USA
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  • Former Husbands or Wifes Family Name
    • Write ‘N/A’, if Green Card applicant has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous husband’s or wife’s information
  • First Name
    • Write ‘N/A’, if Green Card applicant has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous husband’s or wife’s information
  • Date of Birth
    • Write ‘N/A’, if Green Card applicant has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous husband’s or wife’s information
  • Date and Place of Marriage
    • Write ‘N/A’, if Green Card applicant has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous marriage information
  • Date and Place of Termination of Marriage
    • Write ‘N/A’, if Green Card applicant has not been married previously
    • If previously married, provide previous marriage termination information
    • Refer to your divorce or marriage annulment document
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  • Applicant residence last five years
    • Provide Green Card applicant’s residence information
    • Start with most recent and finish with the least recent
    • Go back only up to 5 years
    • Leave any unused lines blank
  • Applicant’s last address outside the U.S. of more than 1 year.
    • If the Green Card applicant has never lived outside of U.S. for more than 1 year, write ‘N/A’
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  • Applicant’s employment last 5 years
    • Start with most recent and finish with the least recent
    • Go back only up to 5 years
    • Leave any unused lines blank
  • Last occupation abroad, if not shows above
    • If the Green Card applicant has never worked outside of U.S. write ‘N/A’
    • Leave blank, if provided this in the field ‘Applicant’s employment las 5 years’ above
  • This form is submitted in connection with an application for
    • Select ‘Status as Permanent Resident’
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  • If your native alphabet… in your native alphabet
    • If Green Card applicant’s name cannot be spelled using the English alphabet (A to Z) above, print this form and fill this information in Green Card applicant’s native language
  • Applicant ‘s name and Alien Registration Number
    • Enter Green Card applicant’s family name, given name and middle name
      • This is the same as provided in Line 1 of this form
    • Alien Registration Number
      • This is the same as ‘File A number’ field above

Tips and Checks:

  1. Fill using BLACK ink
  2. We recommend saving a local copy, so you don’t lose your entered data
  3. Make sure Form G-325A hasn’t expired. Expiration date is stated on the top right corner of the form
  4. For items that are Not-Applicable, write ‘N/A’
  5. For item that have the answer none, write ‘none’
  6. For those who have already taken or are planning on taking your spouse’s last name, use your new last name while filling the application.
    • It does not matter if your SSN, Drivers License, Passport etc. have not been updated to reflect your new name. Your marriage certificate suffices the name change requirement
  7. We think our Form G-325A instructions are sufficient, but if you want more information here are USCIS’s instructions.

Form G-325A FAQs

Form G-325A is used to provide biographic information to USCIS.

Yes, these G-325A instructions are limited to marriage based green card. If you’re looking for G-325A instructions for a different category, please visit our green card journey page.

In this case, both the U.S. Citizen and the Green Card Applicant have to file form G-325A each.

Detailed step-by-step instructions can be found in Form G-325A instructions section above.

That concludes Form G-325A Instructions. If you have any thoughts, questions, or clarifications on Form G-325A instructions, feel free to ask and/or discuss them in the appropriate category within Marriage based Green Card discussions.

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