I-690, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act

Purpose of Form

This form is used to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility by an applicant for adjustment of status under section 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Number of Pages

Form 8; Instructions 8.

Edition Date

05/28/15. We cannot accept previous editions. (The edition date can be found at the bottom of every page on the Form and Instructions.)

Where to File

You must file this waiver application with the USCIS office that has jurisdiction over your primary benefits application - Form I-687, Form I-698 and/or Form I-485.

If you are filing at a lockbox, important filing tips, as well as additional information on fees and customer service, are listed on our Lockbox Filing Tips webpage.

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or a text message that your Form I-690 has been accepted at a USCIS Lockbox facility, complete Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance and clip it to the first page of your application.  Form G-1145 can be downloaded through the link above.

Additional Information for Completing Your Form:

If you submit Form I-690 on paper: Be sure to sign the form at Part 3, Item Number 6., Applicant’s Signature. The fillable version of Form I-690 now includes “Don’t forget to sign!” messages and an arrow pointing to the signature box as reminders for when you print the completed form for mailing. USCIS rejects any unsigned Form I-690. Having to return it to you for a signature will delay processing of your application.

Filing Fee


Special Instructions

As of January 4, 2010, infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is no longer a ground of inadmissibility. If you have an HIV infection, you are no longer inadmissible to the United States starting Jan. 4, 2010; you are also no longer required to file Form I-690 because of your HIV infection. Until Form I-690 can be updated with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) accordingly, please disregard any reference in Form I-690 and its instructions to HIV on or after January 4, 2010.

This page can be found at http://www.uscis.gov/i-690

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