Starting June 4, 2012, persons abroad who have applied for certain visas and have been found ineligible will be able to mail requests to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility directly to a USCIS. This change affects where individuals abroad, who have been found inadmissible for an immigrant visa or a nonimmigrant K or V visa, must send their waiver applications.

This change is expected to provide faster and more efficient application processing.

The change affects filings for:

  • Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal
  • Form I-290B, Notice of Appeal or Motion, (if filed after a denial of a Form I-601 or Form I-212).