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I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant

Purpose of Form

This form allows inadmissible nonimmigrant aliens to apply for advance permission to temporarily enter the United States.

Who Should File the Form?
The form should be filed if you are an inadmissible alien in one of the following categories:

  • Inadmissible nonimmigrant already in possession of appropriate documents;
  • Applicant for T nonimmigrant status; or
  • Applicant for U nonimmigrant status

Note: If you are seeking admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) pursuant to INA section 217, you should NOT file this form. Aliens from VWP countries who are inadmissible must apply for a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or consulate for authorization to travel. You should contact the appropriate U.S. embassy or consulate if you have any questions regarding your admissibility under VWP.

Number of Pages

Form 2; Instructions 5.

Edition Date

04/15/13. Previous editions accepted.

Where to File

Inadmissible Nonimmigrant Already in Possession of Appropriate Documents:

  • The application is filed with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in advance of the date of intended travel to the United States. Filing of this application is generally done in person at a CBP designated port of entry or a CBP designated preclearance office. There are exceptions to in-person filing. It is recommended that you contact the CBP preclearance office or the CBP port of entry where you intend to be processed before submitting your application. To find a CBP designated port of entry or a BCP designated preclearance office and to obtain information onr equired documentation and processing procedures, please visit the CBP website (link is in the Related Links section of this page) and type "Form I-192", "I-192", "192", or "waiver" in the search box of that site.
  • Special Instructions for Citizens of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Marshall Islands: You may contact the nearest consulate of the U.S. Department of State to receive instructions on where and how to submit this form. You may also receive filing instructions by e-mailing the CBP Admissibility Review Office (ARO) at inquiry.waiver.aro@dhs.gov. Attorneys should address their inquiry to attorneyinquiry.waiver.aro@dhs.gov.

Applicant for T or U Nonimmigrant Status:

File Form I-192 with the Vermont service Center at:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

For more information, please see the T and U nonimmigrant visa page in the Related Links section of this page.

Filing Fee

$585

Special Instructions

Notes on filing fee: No biometric fee is required. A fee waiver request will be accepted in accordance with 8 CFR 103.7(c)(5) for applicants for T or U nonimmigrant status. See Fee Waiver in the Related Links section of this page for additional information. Please see the page "Paying Immigration Fees" in the Related Links section of this page for more information on how to pay your filing fee.

If you are applying with CBP: Make your check or money order payable to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The check or money order must be drawn on a bank or other financial institution located in the United States and must be payable in U.S. currency. Certain CBP designated ports of entry or certain CBP designated preclearance offices may accept payment in the form of cash or credit cards. It is recommended that you contact the CBP preclearance office or CBP port of entry where you intend to be processed for payment instructions. Please visit the CBP website (Link in the Related Links section of this page) for more information. Citizens of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Marshall Islands may receive payment instructions by contacting the nearest U.S. Embassy or consulate, or by e-mailing the CBP/ARO at inquiry.waiver.aro@dhs.gov.

Note: Please spell out U.S. Department of Homeland Security or U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Do not use the initials "USDHS," "DHS," or "CBP."

Processing Information

If you file the application with CBP: The ARO will make a decision on your application. You will be notified in writing of the decision. The decision will be mailed to the address provided on the application. It is recommended that you wait until after more than 90 days have passed from submission of your application, before making a status inquiry. Status inquiries are made via e-mail to inquiry.waiver.aro@dhs.gov. Attorneys should address their inquiries to attorneyinquiry.waiver.aro@dhs.gov.

If you file this application with USCIS: USCIS will adjudicate the application and notify you of the decision at the address you provided in the application. If you have any questions about your case, please call USCIS Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283. You can also write to the Vermont Service Center at:

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

Where Can I Find the Law That Governs This Form?

Grounds of inadmissibility can be found in the Immigation and Nationality Act (INA) section 212(a). The statutory and regulatory basis for this form can be found in INA section 212(d)(3)(A)(ii) and Title 8 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 212.4(b); and INA section 212(d)(13) and (14), and 8 CFR 212.16 and 17, and 8 CFR 214.11 and 214.14 for T and U visa applicants.

Do not send Change of Address Requests to the USCIS Lockbox facilities.

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-192

Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/09/2013