I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility

  • Form I-601 (555 KB PDF)
  • Instructions for Form I-601 (388 KB PDF)
  • Flowchart: Filing Certain Waivers of Inadmissibility (579 KB PDF)
  • Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (240 KB PDF)

Purpose of Form

If you are inadmissible to the United States and are seeking an immigrant visa, adjustment of status, certain nonimmigrant statuses or certain other immigration benefits, you must file this form to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. Please refer to the instructions to determine whether you should use this form.

All 13 pages must be submitted.

Number of Pages

Form 13; Instructions 21.

Edition Date

5/22/15. (Starting 08/05/15, USCIS will accept only the 05/22/15 edition. USCIS will accept editions dated 12/16/12 or earlier until 08/04/15).

Where to File

The filing location depends on the immigration benefit you are seeking. Click here for a list of filing addresses: Direct Filing Addresses

Filing Fee


Special Instructions

Lockbox Filing: If you are filing at a USCIS Lockbox facility, please read these important Lockbox Filing Tips.

E-Notification: If you want to receive an e-mail and/or text message that your Form I-601 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.

To ensure your application is accepted:

  • Pay the correct fee.
  • Properly sign your form.
  • Complete the entire form, especially these required fields: Last Name, Address and Date of Birth.

Fee Waiver: A fee waiver request will be accepted from a VAWA self-petitioner, an applicant for a T visa, a battered spouse or child of a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen, an applicant for Temporary Protected Status, or an alien for whom a determination of their likelihood of becoming a public charge under section 212(a)(4) of the Act is not required at the time of their application for admission or adjustment of status. Please see www.uscis.gov/feewaiver for more information.

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