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 employed in an occupational status that would entitle you to A, G or E nonimmigrant status, and are:
- a Lawful Permanent Resident; or
- seeking adjustment of status to that of a lawful permanent resident.
This form complies with section 247(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (INA).
Under section 247(a) of the INA, a Lawful Permanent Resident who is employed in an occupational status that would entitle him or her to A, G or E nonimmigrant status and does not execute Form I-508 shall be adjusted to A, G, or E nonimmigrant status.
Similarly, applicants for adjustment of status who do not execute Form I-508 are ineligible to adjust status to permanent resident.
12/08/21. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.
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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.
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