Mexico - USCIS Monterrey Field Office
USCIS to Close the Monterrey Field Office
USCIS will permanently close its field office in Monterrey, Mexico, on Sept. 30, 2019. The last day the office will be open to the public is Aug. 16, 2019. The USCIS Field Office in Mexico City, Mexico, will assume responsibility for certain immigration services provided to individuals residing in the Mexican states of Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, Coahuila, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, and Tamaulipas (see table below).
Beginning Aug. 17, 2019, individuals who were previously assisted by the USCIS Monterrey Field Office must follow these filing instructions:
|Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative||
If you are a U.S. citizen residing in Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosí, Coahuila, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, or Tamaulipas, who is filing on behalf of your spouse, unmarried child under the age of 21, or parent (if the U.S. citizen is 21 years of age or older), you may file in person at the USCIS Mexico City Field Office. Please visit the USCIS Mexico City Field Office webpage for additional information and local filing requirements.
Petitions from lawful permanent residents and petitions for relatives of U.S. citizens other than those mentioned above must be filed with the Chicago Lockbox. You can find additional filing information on the Form I-130 web page.
|Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant (for Widow(er) petitions only)||
If you are a widow(er) of a U.S. citizen, please see the Form I-360, Petition for Amerasian, Widow(er), or Special Immigrant page for the most current filing instructions.
|Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status||
In very rare circumstances, a U.S embassy or U.S. consulate may allow you to submit a Form I-407 in person if you need immediate proof that you have abandoned your lawful permanent resident status. The most common need for an expedited application is to apply for an A or G visa.
|Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility||
Except as provided below, Form I-601 must be filed with the USCIS Lockbox in the United States by mail. You may submit a written request for expedited processing along with your application when you file with the Lockbox if you believe there are extraordinary circumstances that require expedited processing. Further instructions on requesting expedited processing domestically can be found in the USCIS policy memorandum on expedited processing (PDF, 66 KB).
The USCIS Mexico City Field Office may grant an exception to Lockbox filing and permission to file Form I-601 at an international office if:
For information about the exceptions to Lockbox filing and permission to file Form I-601 at an international office, including examples of possible qualifying circumstances, please see the USCIS policy memorandum on exceptions for international filing.
To request an exception to Lockbox filing, please contact USCIS Mexico City for further instructions.
U.S. Consulate GeneralGeneral information about the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey is available on the embassy website. You may also contact the consulate general by mailing:
150 Avenida Alfonso Reyes
66196 Santa Catarina, N.L. Mexico
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