Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal

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Office Where the Application is Filed

Source

Office Where the Application is Adjudicated

Applicant for nonimmigrant visa (other than K, T, U, or V Visa Applicants)

U.S. Consulate (Department of State) with jurisdiction over your nonimmigrant visa application.  The U.S. Consulate will advise you on whether and how to file to obtain consent to reapply for admission. 

8 CFR 212.2(b), 8 CFR 212.2(g)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

CBP/Admissibility Review Office (ARO)

Applicant who wishes to seek admission as a nonimmigrant at a U.S. Port-of-Entry who is not required to obtain a nonimmigrant visa

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).  File this form in person at a CBP-designated Port-of-Entry or a CBP-designated preclearance office.  It is recommended that you contact the CBP-designated Port-of-Entry or a CBP-designated preclearance office where you intend to be processed before submitting your application.  To find a CBP-designated Port-of-Entry or a CBP-designated preclearance office, visit the CBP Web site at www.cbp.gov.

8 CFR 212.2(f)U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/Admissibility Review Office (ARO)
Applicant who is a citizen of Palau, the Federal States of Micronesia, or the Marshall Islands and who wishes to seek admission as a nonimmigrant

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

File this form at CBP Guam Port-of-Entry or contact the nearest U.S. Consulate to receive instructions on where and how to file to obtain consent to reapply for admission. To find contact information for the CBP Guam Port-of-Entry, visit the CBP Web site at www.cbp.gov.

8 CFR 212.2(f), 8 CFR 212.2(b), 8 CFR 212.2(g)U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)/ Admissibility Review Office (ARO)

Applicant for K or V nonimmigrant visa under INA section 101(a)(15)(K) and (V)

You may request consent to reapply for admission to the United States after you have attended your visa interview at a U.S. consulate and after a consular officer has found you inadmissible.

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 21600
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
ATTN: 212
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

8 CFR 212.2USCIS Nebraska Service Center

Applicant for immigrant visa who is outside the United States and in need of concurrent waiver filed on Form I-601

You may request both the waiver and consent to reapply for admission to the United States after you have attended your visa interview at a U.S. consulate and after a consular officer has found you inadmissible.  You must file Form I-212 together with Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility.

USCIS Phoenix Lockbox

For U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

USCIS
P.O. Box 21600
Phoenix, AZ 85036

For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

USCIS
ATTN: 601/212 Foreign Filers
1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

8 CFR 212.2(d)USCIS Nebraska Service Center
Applicant for adjustment of status or immigrant visa based on an approved VAWA self-petition (Form I-360)

USCIS Vermont Service Center

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

INA Section 212(a)(9)(A)USCIS Vermont Service Center

Applicant physically present in the United States, applying for adjustment of status with USCIS and inadmissible only under INA section 212(a)(9)(A) (irrespective of need of Form I-601)

You must file the application either concurrently with your application for adjustment of status (Form I-485), or at any time afterward.

USCIS office with jurisdiction over the adjustment of status application.

If you are filing Form I-212 together with Form I-485, you must file at the filing location specified on Form I-485.

If your Form I-485 is currently pending, you must file Form I-212 with the USCIS office where your Form I-485 is pending.

8 CFR 212.2(e)USCIS office with jurisdiction over the adjustment of status application.
Applicant for immigrant visa and waiver on Form I-601 not required

USCIS Field Office with jurisdiction over the place where your deportation or removal proceedings were held

If you are inadmissible because you had previously accrued unlawful presence in the aggregate of 1 year or more in the United States, and you departed the United States and entered or attempted to reenter the United States without being admitted (INA section 212(a)(9)(C)(i)(I)), you may not have been in removal proceedings. In this case, you should file the application with the USCIS Field Office having jurisdiction over your intended place of residence in the United States.
 

8 CFR 212.2(d)USCIS Field Office with jurisdiction over the place where the deportation or removal proceedings were held
Applicant  is physically present in the United States but not eligible for adjustment of status because of inadmissibility under INA section 212(a)(9)(C)

You may not file the application until you have departed the United States and until you have resided abroad for 10 years since your last departure.

Once the 10-year requirement is satisfied, you may apply; jurisdiction is determined:

  1. According to the principles outlined above for individuals outside the United States, and
  2. Based on the individual’s need for a waiver filed on Form I-601
Matter of Torres-Garcia, 23 I&N Dec. 866 (BIA 2006) and Matter of Briones, 24 I&N Dec. 355 (BIA 2007)N/A

Applicant is physically present in the United States but in removal proceedings

NOTE: If the alien is put into proceedings after having filed Form I-212 with USCIS, the USCIS officer should forward the application to the EOIR location with jurisdiction over the alien’s proceedings.

Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Immigration Court with jurisdiction over the removal proceedings

If your application for adjustment of status under INA section 245 has been filed, renewed, or is pending in a proceeding before an immigration judge, you should file Form I-212 according to the instructions provided to you in immigration court.  For information about the EOIR, visit EOIR’s web site at www.usdoj.gov/eoir

8 CFR 212.2(e); March 31, 2005 Memorandum, William R Yates, EOIR ProcessingExecutive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Immigration Court with jurisdiction over the removal proceedings
Applicant seeking conditionally granted advance permission to reapply for admission prior to departure and is inadmissible only under INA section 212 (a)(9)(A) (irrespective of whether another waiver under section 212(g), (h), (i), or 212 (a)(9)(B) is needed)USCIS Field Office with jurisdiction over the place where you are residing8 CFR 212.2(j)USCIS Field Office with jurisdiction over the place where you are residing
All other circumstances not listed aboveUSCIS Field Office with jurisdiction over the place where deportation or removal proceedings were held, or with the Field Office Director who exercised or is exercising jurisdiction over your most recent proceedings8 CFR 212.2(g)(i) and (ii)USCIS Field Office

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-212 has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application.

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