Mexico - Ciudad Juarez Field Office
Field Office Director
The Ciudad Juarez Sub Office has jurisdiction over immigration benefits in the Mexican States of Chihuahua, and Durango, Baja California Norte, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, and Sonora.
United States Consulate
Mailing Address from the US
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Mailing Address from Outside the US
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Express Mail Address
We are located within the new United States Consulate at the above address.
Hours of Operation
The office is open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM. The office is closed on most Mexican and American holidays.
Please send e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visiting the office in person
Walk-ins: An appointment is not necessary to visit the Ciudad Juarez Field Office during normal business hours. Walk-ins are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Taxi is the best way to get to our office.
Parking & Handicap Accessibility
Accessibility for those with special needs is available.
Fees for applications and petitions are listed on the Forms section of the USCIS website. The fees for all applications and petitions submitted to this office must be paid at the Consulate's Cashier window, with either U.S. dollars, Mexican pesos, U.S. Postal Money Orders, U.S. Treasury Checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. We do not recommend bringing large amounts of cash due to security concerns.
We strive to provide quality service to our customers. If we have not lived up to this commitment, or if we have met or exceeded your expectations, please let us know. To comment on the services provided at this office, please write to the Field Office Director at the address given above, or to the:
If you feel you were mistreated by USCIS, or wish to make a complaint of misconduct by USCIS, you may write to the District Director, or write directly to the:
Immigration forms are available under the Forms section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
For in-depth information about visas, please check the Visa Services section of the U.S. Department of State website.
The abandonment of lawful permanent resident status is irrevocable. An individual who relinquishes lawful permanent resident status must qualify again for such status. Therefore, one should give careful thought to abandoning lawful permanent resident status.
If you wish to abandon your permanent residence and relinquish your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card), please contact us by sending us a written statement, by regular mail or e-mail, or come into the office for further instructions.
Forms I-600 & I-600A
Mexico is a Hague Adoption Convention Country.
For specific information on intercountry adoptions and procedures please see the Department of State website, and the Adoption section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
U.S. citizens that reside in Mexico and are in possession of a Mexico Migration Form 2 or 3 (FM2/FM3) may file a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130), by mail or in person at the above address.
U.S. immigration offices overseas do not accept or process Naturalization applications from U.S. Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs). See the Citizenship section of the USCIS website for Naturalization eligibility criteria and the proper filing procedures.
Form I-131 Parole
The Ciudad Juarez Field Office does not issue Humanitarian Parole. Individuals must apply for Humanitarian parole by submitting their applications to:
For US Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries:
For Express mail and courier deliveries:
Instructions on how to file an application for Humanitarian Parole are located on Form I-131 and in the Humanitarian Parole Section of the USCIS Website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
Form I-131 Re-entry
The Ciudad Juarez Sub-Office does not issue or extend Re-Entry Permits. Instructions on how to obtain or replace a re-entry permit are on the How Do I Get A Travel Document section of the USCIS website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
The Ciudad Juarez Field Office does not directly accept refugee resettlement applications. The applications should be filed with the State Department's local designated voluntary agencies in Mexico. We are also unable to check the status of any pending refugee resettlement application. Please contact the voluntary agency to which the application was submitted. Inquiries on previously rejected refugee applications should also be addressed to the voluntary agency with which the application was submitted.
For general information and processing criteria, please see the Department of State website and the Refugee section on the USCIS Website which can be found to your right under Related Links.
Forms I-601 and I-212
If you are outside of the United States and otherwise approved to immigrate to the United States, but a Department of State Consular Officer found you ineligible to enter because of one or more grounds of inadmissibility for which a waiver may be available, you may apply for a waiver by filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.
If you left the U.S. voluntarily after being issued an order of removal, were deported or removed, or reentered the United States unlawfully after having cumulatively accrued more than one year of unlawful presence, you may apply for readmission the U.S. by filing Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission Into the United States After Deportation or Removal.
Where to File
This process will provide you with a faster and more efficient application processing and will enable you to track your case status online. You may also request an email or text message confirming receipt of your waiver by completing and attaching Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance to your application.
Please read the information below carefully so that USCIS can process your application as quickly as possible.
The Ciudad Juarez Field Office no longer accepts the filing of Form I-601 and Form I-212. If you are required to file a waiver application, you must file according to the instructions in the links below:
You are now required to file your waiver application to a USCIS lockbox in the United States for adjudication at the Nebraska Service Center. You may find the address for the appropriate USCIS Lockbox in the form instructions and at the links, Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, and I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal.
I-601 Expedited Adjudication Requests
If you are sending your application to the USCIS Lockbox and believe you have extraordinary circumstances that are time-sensitive, and compelling you may attach a written request to have your application expedited at the time of filing. If you have already submitted your application to the Lockbox, you can make an expedite request by either contacting the Nebraska Service Center directly by email or by contacting the USCIS National Customer Service Center by phone. See information on how to contact us at the Nebraska Service Center or the USCIS National Customer Service Center.
Please be aware that approval to expedite adjudication of an I-601 waiver application does not guarantee approval of the I-601 waiver application, but only that consideration and adjudication of the I-601 waiver application will be expeditiously handled. If the request for expedited processing is denied, the waiver will be adjudicated within normal processing times.
Exception Filing of a Waiver Application with the Ciudad Juarez Field Office. The Ciudad Juarez Field Office is authorized to accept the filing of a waiver application if exceptional and compelling circumstances that require the immediate filing of the application exist and necessitate the applicant's presence in the United States sooner than would be possible if the application were processed under normal processing times. The strong desire to immigrate to the United States as soon as possible is not by itself "exceptional and compelling". A request for "Exceptional Filing of the Waiver" must be made in writing and delivered to the USCIS Field Office Director. The applicant must provide evidence of the extraordinary and compelling circumstance. Exceptions for Permitting the Filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, and any associated Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, at an International USCIS Office may be found here.
Transportation Boarding Letters
Lawful Permanent Residents of the U.S. who are not in possession of their Permanent Resident Cards (Green Card) and need a transportation boarding letter, should contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/15/2014