USCIS, May 24, 2012:
"Dear USCIS Stakeholders,
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) invites you to participate in one of two teleconferences on May 31, 2012 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am or 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (Eastern) to discuss the transition to centralized Lockbox filing of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility,
filed by applicants outside the U.S. The same engagement will be held
at two different times to accommodate participants domestically and
applicants for immigrant visas outside the U.S. must file a Form I-601
at a U.S. Embassy or consulate if a consular officer finds the applicant
inadmissible on a ground that may be waived. Beginning June 4, 2012,
USCIS will phase-in a new requirement that Forms I-601, and associated
Forms I-212 and I-290B, be filed and adjudicated in the U.S. An
exception will be made for applications filed at the U.S. Consulate in
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, for a limited period of time. USCIS is
undertaking this change to more efficiently centralize operational
processes and improve customer service with standardized filing and
this session, USCIS will provide an overview of the centralized Lockbox
filing process and address questions and comments from participants.
This new process is separate and distinct from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that was announced on March 30, 2012, which outlines a proposed process for provisional unlawful presence waivers.
To Participate in the Session
Please email the Public Engagement Division no later than May 30, 2012 at firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the following in the subject line of your email:
Please include your full name and the organization you represent, if any, in the body of the email.
To Join the Session
the day of the engagement, please use the information below to join the
session by phone. We recommend calling in at least 10 minutes prior to
the start of the teleconference.
Call-in Number: 1-800-779-9469
Overseas Toll Number: 1-312-470-7002