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I-243, Application for Removal

Purpose of Form

For an alien in the United States who is in distress or in need of public aid from causes arising after the alien's entry into the United States to request removal from the United States at the government's expense.

Number of Pages


Edition Date

03/01/13. (12/10/10 and 09/14/09 editions also accepted.)

Where to File

Please contact your local ICE office.

Filing Fee


Special Instructions

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/10/2013