What Is the Purpose of Form G-325A?

Form G-325A is an official form of the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service that collects biographical information used to perform background checks, according to Nolo. The Immigration Service requires submission of the form as part of several immigration application processes.

The U.S. Customs and Immigration Service uses the information provided on Form G-325A to determine if applicants truly qualify for legal immigration status. People applying for immigrant visas or permanent resident status ("green card") must submit Form G-325A, explains Martindale & Nolo's AllLaw website. People under 14 or over 79 aren't required to complete Form G-325A. The form collects information about family members, prior marriages, employment history and residence history. In some situations, applicants must resubmit the form at multiple points in the application process.

For a noncitizen fiancée of an American citizen applying for a K-1 visa, or a noncitizen spouse applying for a K-3 visa, both the American citizen and the noncitizen applicant must complete Form G-325A, reports the Tingen & Willams Law Firm. The firm advises that it is important to account accurately for all time periods and to verify all spellings in order to speed processing.

Anyone requiring Form G-325A can download it from the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service website.