I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant

ALERT: The settlement agreement in Vangala v. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 4:20-cv-08143 (N.D. Cal.), provides that any filing fees, including those for accompanying requests (such as Form I-192), will be the fee that would have been required at the time of the Original Receipt Date. 

If you wish to submit a Form I-192 associated with a filing in which the receipt date is backdated in accordance with Vangala, you must submit the current version of Form I-192. Eligibility requirements as of the date of your backdated receipt date will apply to your request and you must also include a copy of your new backdated receipt notice reflecting the earlier date.

Mail your completed Form I-192 and supporting documents to the applicable filing address in the “Where to File” section below.

Use this form if you want to apply for advance permission to temporarily enter the United States and you are an:

  • Inadmissible nonimmigrant and already have the appropriate documents; or
  • Applicant for T or U nonimmigrant status.

If you are seeking admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) under INA section 217, you cannot file this form. Instead, you must apply for a nonimmigrant visa at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for authorization to travel. You should contact the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate if you have any questions regarding your admissibility under the VWP.

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Edition Date

07/20/21. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

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Where to File

If You Are an Inadmissible Nonimmigrant and Have the Appropriate Documents

File your Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant, with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) before the date you intend to travel to the United States. You can now file your application electronically on the CBP’s Electronic Secured Adjudication Forms Environment (e-SAFE) page. Manual filing will continue to be available in person at CBP-designated ports of entry.

We recommend that you contact a CBP-designated port of entry where you intend to be processed before submitting your application. To find a CBP-designated port of entry, visit CBP’s website.

The CBP Admissibility Review Office will adjudicate your application and will mail their decision to the address you provided on your application. We recommend that you wait at least 90 days from the date you submitted your application before making a status inquiry. To submit an inquiry, email aroinquirywaiver@cbp.dhs.gov. If you are an attorney, send your inquiry to aroattorneyinquirywaiver@cbp.dhs.gov.

If You Are a Citizen of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Marshall Islands

You may contact the nearest consulate of the U.S. Department of State to receive instructions on where and how to submit this form. You may also receive filing instructions by emailing the CBP Admissibility Review Office at aroinquirywaiver@cbp.dhs.gov. If you are an attorney, send your inquiry to aroattorneyinquirywaiver@cbp.dhs.gov.

If You Are an Applicant for T Nonimmigrant Status

Mail your Form I-192 to:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Vermont Service Center
38 River Rd.
Essex Junction, VT 05479-0001

We will adjudicate your application and will mail our decision to the address you provided in your application. If you have any questions about your case, please see the USCIS Contact Center webpage or send a letter to the Vermont Service Center.

For more information, please see our T and U nonimmigrant visa page.

If You Are a Petitioner for U Nonimmigrant Status

If you live in:Mail your form to:
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Hawaii
Idaho
Kansas
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Mexico
North Dakota
Oklahoma
Oregon
South Dakota
Utah
Texas
Washington
Wyoming

USCIS Nebraska Service Center

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
USCIS Nebraska Service Center
Attn: I-918
P.O. Box 87918
Lincoln, NE 68501-7918

FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
USCIS Nebraska Service Center
Attn: I-918
850 S Street
Lincoln, NE 68508

Alabama
Arkansas
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Iowa
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
U.S. Virgin Islands
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Outside of the United States

USCIS Vermont Service Center

USCIS Vermont Service Center
Attn: I-918
38 River Rd.
Essex Junction, VT 05479-0001

We will adjudicate your application and will mail our decision to the address you provided in your application. If you have any questions about your case, please see the USCIS Contact Center webpage or send a letter to the service center where you filed your application

For more information, please see our T and U nonimmigrant visa page.

Don’t forget to sign your form. We will reject and return any unsigned form.

Filing Fee

$930 if you file with USCIS. $585 if you file directly with CBP. See the Special Instructions section for information on filing with CBP.

When you send a payment, you agree to pay for a government service. Filing and biometric service fees are final and non-refundable, regardless of any action we take on your application, petition, or request, or if you withdraw your request.

We will accept a fee waiver request in accordance with 8 CFR 103.7(c)(5) for applicants for T or U nonimmigrant status. For more information, see our webpages on fee waivers and paying immigration fees.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-192. It is an optional tool to use as you prepare your form, but does not replace statutory, regulatory, and form instruction requirements. We recommend that you review these requirements before completing and submitting your form. Do not send original documents unless specifically requested in the form instructions or applicable regulations.

If you submit any documents (copies or original documents, if requested) in a foreign language, you must include a full English translation along with a certification from the translator verifying that the translation is complete and accurate, and that they are competent to translate from the foreign language to English.

Did you provide the following?

  • A written statement, signed under penalty of perjury, explaining why you are inadmissible and why you should be admitted if you are inadmissible under any provision of INA section 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(II), (B), (E)(iii), or (F);
  • A detailed description of the health-related inadmissibility grounds if you are inadmissible because of health-related grounds;
  • A written statement, signed under penalty of perjury, if you are inadmissible because you have been convicted of one or more crimes anywhere in the world. Include the official record of each criminal conviction and all court dispositions; and
  • A written statement, signed under penalty of perjury, for any other grounds of inadmissibility.
Special Instructions

Where Can I Find the Law That Governs This Form?

The statutory and regulatory basis for this form can be found in:

  • INA section 212(d)(3)(A)(ii), and 212(d)(13) and (14);
  • Title 8 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 212.4(b), and 212.16 and 17; and
  • 8 CFR sections 214.11 and 214.14 (for T and U visa applicants).

If you are applying directly with CBP
You may file your form and submit your payment electronically on the CBP website.

The CBP Admissibility Review Office will adjudicate your application and will send you email to view their decision.

If You Are Filing by Paper
Make your check or money order payable to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The check or money order must be drawn on a bank or other financial institution physically located in the United States and must be payable in U.S. currency. Certain CBP-designated ports of entry may accept payment in the form of cash or credit cards. We recommend that you contact the CBP port of entry where you intend to submit the application for payment instructions. Please visit the CBP website for more information.

The CBP Admissibility Review Office will adjudicate your application and will mail their decision to the address provided on the application. We recommend that you wait at least 90 days from the date you submitted your application before making a status inquiry. To submit an inquiry, email aroinquirywaiver@cbp.dhs.gov. If you are an attorney, send your inquiry to aroattorneyinquirywaiver@cbp.dhs.gov.

If You Are a Citizen of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Marshall Islands
You may receive payment instructions by contacting the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate, or by emailing the CBP Admissibility Review Office at aroinquirywaiver@cbp.dhs.gov.

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