Information for Those Submitting Form I-601 From Overseas

USCIS has announced that it will hold a teleconference on October 4 regarding a change in processing of Form I-601 waivers for those overseas.

“Currently, applicants who reside overseas must file a Form I-601 at a U.S. Embassy or consulate after a consular officer finds the individual inadmissible for a ground that may be waived. USCIS will be implementing a plan to have all Form I-601s filed and adjudicated domestically in the U.S. This procedural change will also affect the filing and adjudication of Forms I-212 and I-290B associated with the Form I-601 filings.

As part of this process change, all overseas applicants will file their Forms I-601 through the mail at a USCIS Lockbox that will then forward to the Nebraska Service Center (NSC) for adjudication. During the first 6 months of this change, applicants who reside in Mexico would be given the option of filing their I-601 applications with the USCIS Field Office in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, (CDJ) or filing their applications with the Lockbox for adjudication by the NSC. USCIS will monitor and assess the implementation of the changed procedures throughout this 6-month timeframe.”

I plan on phoning into the teleconference and will provide any updates of interest.

For more information about me and my practice, please visit my website at www.alanoimmigrationlaw.com.

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