USCIS announced this week a series of revisions to Form I-601, the Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility. As of January 4, 2010, persons with HIV infection are no longer inadmissible to the United States and are no longer required to file Form I-601 because of their HIV status. Any references to HIV infection have been removed from the revised form.
Additionally, USCIS has announced revised filing instructions and addresses for the filing of Form I-601. In an effort to centralize form processing, USCIS is changing the filing location for this form. As of January 27, 2010, the following filing locations took effect:
Applicants with an approved Form I-360, based as a self-petitioning spouse or child of an abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident or T nonimmigrants wishing to seek adjustment of status, should file their application at the USCIS Vermont Service Center at the following address:
USCIS Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001
Applicants who are filing Form I-601 with Form I-485, the Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, should file both forms at the filing location specified in the instructions of Form I-485.
Applicants with a pending Form I-485 should file Form I-601 with a US Lockbox facility based on the first three letters in their application receipt number. More detailed instructions on lockbox location can be found in the instructions of Form I-601. Please note that you should include in your mailing a copy of the I-797C, Notice of Action, to provide assurance that your I-485 Form was accepted.
Applicants for Temporary Protected Status should file Form I-601, along with Form I-821, the Application for Temporary Protected Status. Please use the relevant Federal Register notice for guidance regarding where these forms should be filed.
Persons currently in removal proceedings are required to file Form I-601 with the Executive Office for Immigration Review that has jurisdiction over your case. Instructions are provided to you in court regarding this location for filing.
Please note that USCIS will forward all incorrectly filed I-601 applications to the correct USCIS Lockbox facility for 30 days. After February 27, 2010, however, incorrectly filed applications will be returned to the applicant with guidance to resubmit to the correct location.