FORM I-601

Application For Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility


For an alien who is ineligible to enter the United States to apply for a waiver of excludability.

Check My Eligibility


Filing Fee


Edition Date

(Starting 10/27/2017, we will only accept the 08/21/17 edition. Until then, you can use the 12/23/16 edition.)

Where To File I-601

The filing location depends on the immigration benefit you are seeking. Click here for a list of filing addresses:

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

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service:

P.O. Box 21600
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For Express Mail and Courier Deliveries:

ATTN: 601/212 Foreign Filers
1820 E. Skyharbor, Circle S, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

I-601 Special Instructions

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.

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