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I-690, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

Alert: On Jan. 29, we changed the filing location for Form I-690, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. Please see our Where to File section to see where you should file your application.

Use this form to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility if you are an applicant for adjustment of status under section 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Form Details

Edition Date

07/23/20. Starting March 30, we will only accept the 07/23/20 edition. Until then, you can use the 12/23/16 edition. 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

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):
USCIS
P.O. Box 660930
Dallas, TX 75266

FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:
USCIS
Attn: I-690 Manual Form
2501 S. State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

Filing Tips: Go to our Form Filing Tips page for information on how to help ensure we will accept your form.

Complete all sections of the form. We will reject the form if these fields are missing:

  • Part 1 – Information About You (the Applicant)
    • Family Name
    • Mailing Address

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

Filing Fee
$715.

You may pay the fee with a money order, personal check, or cashier’s check.  When filing at a USCIS lockbox facility, you may also pay by credit card using Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions. If you pay by check, you must make your check payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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. Use our Fee Calculator to help determine your fee.

If you are filing Form I-690 with another form, you must pay each filing fee separately for each application, petition, or request you submit.

Checklist of Required Initial Evidence (for informational purposes only)

Please do not submit this checklist with your Form I-690. 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?

  • Evidence that approval of your application is warranted as a matter of discretion with the favorable factors outweighing the unfavorable factors in your case;
  • Evidence that a waiver would serve humanitarian purposes, family unity, or otherwise be in the public interest; 
  • Supplement 1, Applicants with a Class A Tuberculosis Condition (As Defined by Health and Human Services Regulations), if you are requesting a waiver because you have a Class A tuberculosis condition; and
  • Evidence that you object to vaccinations in any form, evidence that your objection is based on religious beliefs or moral convictions, and evidence that your beliefs or convictions are sincere if you are requesting a waiver of the vaccination requirements on account of religious or moral objection.
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