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Form I-601 Centralized Lockbox Filing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invited you to participate in a teleconference on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) to discuss the transition to centralized Lockbox filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, filed by applicants outside the U.S.

On June 4, 2012, USCIS phased-in a new requirement that Forms I-601, and associated Forms I-212 and I-290B, be filed and adjudicated in the U.S. An exception was made for applications filed at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, for a six-month time frame. Beginning December 5, 2012, all individuals must file their Forms I-601 and associated filings in the U.S. unless they meet criteria that would allow them to file at international USCIS offices.

This new process is separate and distinct from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that was announced on March 30, 2012, which outlines a proposed process for provisional unlawful presence waivers.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 05/14/2014