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Form I-601 - Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility 

Form I-601 Summary
Purpose For an alien who is ineligible to enter the United States to apply for a waiver of excludability.
Size 9 Pages + Instructions
Edition Date 12/16/12. No previous editions accepted.
Where to File
  1. If you are outside the United States, you must submit Form I-601 to the U.S. Embassy or consulate where you are applying for a visa.

  2. If you have an approved Form I-360 based as a Self-petitioning spouse or child of an abusive U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, whether you are located inside or outside of the United States, or if you are a T non immigrant seeking adjustment of status, then file your Form I-601 at the USCIS Vermont Service Center.

    USCIS Vermont Service Center
    75 Lower Welden Street
    St. Albans, VT. 05479-0001

  3. If you are located in the U.S. and are filing Form I-601 together with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, file Form I-485 and Form I-601 at the filing location specified on Form I-485 Instructions.

  4. If you are in the United States and your Form I-485 is currently pending, file Form I-601 with a USCIS Lockbox facility at the appropriate address below:

    • If your I-797C "Notice of Action" receipt number for acceptance of your Form I-485 begins with "MSC" or does not have a three-letter code at the beginning of the receipt number, then mail your Form I-601 to the USCIS Chicago Lockbox facility.

    • If your I-797C "Notice of Action" receipt number for acceptance of your Form I-485 begins with "EAC" or "SRC," then file your Form I-601 with the USCIS Dallas Lockbox facility.

    • If your I-797C "Notice of Action" receipt number for acceptance of your Form I-485 begins with "LIN" or "WAC," then file your Form I-601 with the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox facility.
Filing Fee$585

Note: If the application is filed for an alien who has tuberculosis, is mentally retarded, or has a history of mental illness, there is no fee required.
Special Instructions Note on Filing Fee:

A fee waiver request will be accepted in accordance with 8 CFR 103.7(c) (5) for the following individuals:
  • An alien in lawful nonimmigrant status under section 101(a) (5) (T);
  • An approved VAWA self-petitioner; or
  • An alien to who section 212(a) (4) of the Act does not apply with respect to adjustment of status.
Additional information: As of January 4, 2010, infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is no longer a ground of inadmissibility. If you have an HIV infection, you are no longer inadmissible to the United States starting Jan. 4, 2010; you are also no longer required to file Form I-601 because of your HIV infection.

As stated in the instructions of the Form I-601, the approval of a Form I-601 waives only those events and the resulting grounds of inadmissibility that are identified in the application. If you are in need of filing a Form I-601, you should specify on this Form I-601 every ground of inadmissibility for which you seek a waiver. You may file just one application, and pay just one filing fee, if you request more than one type of waiver or a waiver for more than one event or condition that makes you inadmissible. If you do not include all applicable events or grounds of inadmissibility in your application, you may need to file an additional Form I-601 and pay an additional fee to request any additional waivers in the future.
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