What is I-601A?

The I-601A waiver is a form that potential immigrants can use to ask for a provisional waiver of their grounds for illegal presence-based inadmissibility, which prevents them from immigrating to the United States.

This waiver is only available to visa applicants who have relatives who are American citizens or green card holders (LPR). Section 212(a)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act governs this temporary waiver (INA).

How much is the filling fee for I-601a From?

The filing for I-601a is $630. If you are younger than 79, you must pay an extra $85 as a biometric services fee.

Where to file form I-601a?

You need to mail I-601a to the following address:

U.S. Postal Service (USPS):

Attn: I-601A
P.O. Box 4599
Chicago, IL 60680-4599

FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries:

Attn: I-601A (Box 4599)
131 S. Dearborn, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

How long does USCIS take to process I-601a?

EZ485 gathers data below from USCIS and is updated monthly.

CategoryOffice80% of cases are completed within
Provisional Waiver of Unlawful PresenceNebraska Service Center34.5 Months
Provisional Waiver of Unlawful PresencePotomac Service Center39.5 Months

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