Policy Memorandum: Requests to Expedite Adjudication of Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, Filed by Individuals Outside the United States; Update to Adjudicator's Field Manual (AFM) Chapter 41.7 and Appendix 41-5 (AFM Update AD12-09) [open pdf - 66KB]
"This policy memorandum (PM) provides guidelines on how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) processes requests to expedite the adjudication of Forms I-601 filed by individuals outside the United States. These guidelines will be included in AFM Chapter 41.7 and in the revised version of the International Operations Division Field Guidance for Form I-601 adjudications. This PM updates the AFM [Adjudicator's Field Manual] to reflect a change in the filing and adjudication location of Forms I-601 for most individuals who are outside the United States. Effective June 4, 2012, individuals outside the United States generally will be required to file their waiver applications with a USCIS Lockbox. During a six-month transition period, individuals residing in Mexico will have the option to file their waiver applications with the USCIS Ciudad Juarez Field Office (CDJ) or to mail them to the USCIS Lockbox. The grounds for granting a request to expedite processing of a Form I-601 have not changed. However, certain procedural guidelines are changed to reflect the new requirements for domestic filing of the applications."
Policy Memorandum: PM-602-0038.1
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/