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Change of Filing Location for Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility

Jan 28, 2010 | I-601

On January 27, 2010, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) announced that there are revised filing instructions and addresses for applicants filing Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility.

The change of filing location is part of an overall effort to transition the intake of benefit forms from USCIS local offices and Service Centers to USCIS Lockbox facilities. By centralizing form and fee intake to a Lockbox environment, USCIS can provide customers with more efficient and effective initial processing of applications and fees.

As of January 4, 2010, infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (“HIV”) is no longer a ground of inadmissibility.  If you have the HIV infection, you are no longer inadmissible to the United States, and are no longer required to file Form I-601 because of your HIV infection.  As part of the revisions to Form I-601, any reference to HIV infection in the form and the instructions were removed.

Ruchi Thaker