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I-602, Application by Refugee for Waiver of Inadmissibility Grounds

Use this form if you are a refugee who has been found inadmissible to the United States for reasons such as felony conviction or health conditions and you want to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility for humanitarian reasons, family unity, or national interest.

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Edition Date

07/23/20. You can find the edition date at the bottom of the page on the form and instructions.

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Where to File
IfThen
You previously filed Form I-590, Registration for Classification as Refugee, and we interviewed you and 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 Form I-602.
You are filing your Form I-602 at the same time your petitioner files Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition Send your Form I-602 to the same USCIS office that processes your petitioner’s Form I-730. Go to the Form I-730 page to see where to mail your application.  

You reside outside the United States and a petitioner already filed Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, on your behalf 

Send your Form I-602 to the USCIS international field office with jurisdiction over your residence. 
You are in the United States and a petitioner has already filed Form I-730, Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition, on your behalf Send your Form I-602 to the USCIS office that is currently adjudicating your petitioner’s Form I-730. 
You are filing Form I-602 together with your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust StatusMail both forms according to the instructions on our Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-485 page.  
You are filing Form I-602 after you have filed your Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust StatusSend 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 Inadmissibility Grounds

Complete all sections of the form.

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

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