USCIS Centralizes Filing of Overseas I-601 (and I-212) Filings

USCIS has announced that as of June 4, 2012, foreign nationals filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, and Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, in connection with their applications for a immigrant visa, will mail them to a USCIS Lockbox facility for adjudication by the Nebraska Service Center.

From June 4 to October 4 (first six months), for those foreign national applicants Filing I-601’s in Mexico, they will have the option of filing their applications with either the USCIS Lockbox or with the USCIS Ciudad Juarez Field Office.

Foreign nationals should be aware that this change is separate from the provisional hardship waiver that is currently under a comment period.