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I-508, Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities (Under Section 247(b) of the INA)

Purpose of Form

Non-U.S citizens working for a foreign government mission or international organization who are either:

  • Lawful permanent residents; or
  • Nonimmigrants in A, G or E  status who are seeking adjustment of status as permanent residents

Use Form I-508 to waive certain diplomatic rights privileges, exemptions and immunities associated with their occupational status, including any exemption from paying  U.S. income taxes on the salaries paid to them by their foreign governments or organizations. This form complies with Section 247(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Permanent residents in such occupations who do not waive the exemption and who fail to pay their U.S. income taxes may be adjusted to A, G or E status. 

Nonimmigrants in A, G or E status who do not waive the exemption and who fail to pay their U.S. income taxes may be unable to adjust status to permanent resident.

Please note: French nationals are covered by a special convention between France and the United States and must submit both Form I-508 and Form I-508F to USCIS.

Number of Pages

Form 5; Instructions 3.

Edition Date

03/31/15. Starting Monday, July 20, USCIS will accept only the 03/31/15 edition. USCIS will not accept editions dated 01/12/12 or other previous editions after July 19th.

Where to File

File your Form I-508 with your local USCIS office, unless you are filing it at the same time as an application for a reentry permit (Form I-131).  In this case, you would file Form I-508 with the same USCIS office as the Form I-131.

If you are an applicant for adjustment of status, file this form with the same office as your Form I-485.  
 

Filing Fee

$0

Special Instructions

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-508

Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/19/2015