I-508, Request for Waiver of Certain Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities

Use this form to waive certain diplomatic rights privileges, exemptions, and immunities associated with your occupational status (including any exemption from paying U.S. income taxes on the salaries paid to you by your foreign governments or organizations) if you are a non-U.S citizen working for a foreign government mission or international organization and are a:

  • Lawful permanent resident; or
  • Nonimmigrant in A, G, or E status and you are adjusting your status to become a permanent resident.

This form complies with section 247(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Permanent residents 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.

Note: French nationals are covered by a special convention between France and the United States.  Previously, French nationals were required to submit both Form I-508 and Form I-508F to USCIS. The 11/08/19 form edition combines information from both forms. Therefore, French nationals will now only be required to submit Form I-508.

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Edition Date

11/08/19. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Dates are listed in mm/dd/yy format.

Where to File

File your Form I-508 with your local USCIS office, unless you are filing it at the same time as Form I-131, Application for Travel Document. In this case, you would file Form I-508 with the same USCIS office as your Form I-131.

If you are an applicant for adjustment of status, file this form with the same office as your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status.

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

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