I-602, Application By Refugee For Waiver of Grounds of Excludability

For a refugee who has been found inadmissible to the United States for reasons such as felony conviction or health conditions to apply for a waiver of such inadmissibility on grounds of humanitarian reasons, family unity or national interest.

Number of Pages

4

Edition Date

12/19/16. We will publish a new edition of this form soon. In the meantime, you may file using the 12/19/16, and previous editions. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

Where to File

IfThen

You have filed a Form I-590, and USCIS has interviewed you and has notified you that you are inadmissible and a waiver is available  

Contact the Resettlement Support Center (RSC) that helped you prepare your Form I-590 for instructions on how to file the Form I-602.

 

You are filing your Form I-602 at the same time your petitioner files Form I-730 

 

Send Form I-602 to the same USCIS office that processes your Form I-730. Go to the Form I-730 page to see where you should file your application.  

You reside outside the United States and a Form I- 730 has already been filed on your behalf 

Send Form I-602 to the USCIS international field office with jurisdiction over your residence. 

You are in the United States and your Form I-730 has already been filed on your behalf 

 

Send Form I-602 to the USCIS office that is currently adjudicating your Form I-730. 

You are filing Form I-602 together with your Form I-485 

Send your forms to the same USCIS office that processes your Form I-485. Go to the Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-485 page to see where you should file your application.   

You are filing Form I-602 after your Form I-485 has been filed

Send your Form I-602 to the USCIS office that is currently adjudicating your Form I-485. 

Filing Tips for Form I-602, Application By Refugee For Waiver of Grounds of Excludability

Complete all sections of the form.

Sign the form at Part 2, Applicant’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-602 now includes a “Don’t forget to sign!” message and an arrow pointing to the signature box as a reminder for when you print the completed form for mailing. If there is no signature in Part 2, we will reject the form and return it to you.

Filing Fee

$0

Last Reviewed/Updated: