Purpose of Form
In most cases, the US is ready to let refugees in our state if the conditions in their home countries are difficult or hazardous. However, there is also a common problem that refugees can be inadmissible according to our legislation. For example, some of them can have dangerous diseases, while others can be inadmissible because of criminal convictions. Fortunately, there is a possibility to bypass this prohibition.
If you want to cancel this prohibition, you should fill the appropriate form, which is also known as USCIS Form I-602 (Application By Refugee For Waiver of Grounds of Excludability). Nevertheless, you should understand that this exception has to be reasonable and well-justified. So, you should prove that this decision has to be made according to the national interest, for example, or humanitarian reasons.
Where to File
You have filed a Form I-590, and USCIS has interviewed you and has notified you that you are inadmissible and a waiver is available
Contact the Resettlement Support Center (RSC) that helped you prepare your Form I-590 for instructions on how to file the Form I-602.
You are filing your Form I-602 at the same time your petitioner files Form I-730
Send Form I-602 to the same USCIS office that processes your Form I-730. Go to the Form I-730 page to see where you should file your application.
You reside outside the United States and a Form I- 730 has already been filed on your behalf
Send Form I-602 to the USCIS international field office with jurisdiction over your residence.
You are in the United States and your Form I-730 has already been filed on your behalf
Send Form I-602 to the USCIS office that is currently adjudicating your Form I-730.
You are filing Form I-602 together with your Form I-485
Send your forms to the same USCIS office that processes your Form I-485. Go to the Direct Filing Addresses for Form I-485 page to see where you should file your application.
You are filing Form I-602 after your Form I-485 has been filed
Send your Form I-602 to the USCIS office that is currently adjudicating your Form I-485.
Download I-602 Form
Last update September 14, 2020