I-192: Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant

What is Form I 192?

Applications deemed as inadmissible non-immigrants may petition to enter the United States temporarily using I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant. To be categorized as an inadmissible individuals eligible to petition, individuals must be in one of the following categories:

  • Individuals with appropriate supporting documents
  • Individuals with T non-immigrant status
  • Individuals with U non-immigrant status

To understand the grounds for being an inadmissible, please refer to the Immigration and Nationality Act section 212(a). The statutory and regulatory basis for this form can be found in INA section 212(d)(3)(A)(ii) and Title 8 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 212.4(b); and INA section 212(d)(13) and (14); 8 CFR 212.16 and 17, and 8 CFR 214.11 and 214.14 for T and U visa applicants.

What are Form I-192 Instructions?

Filing for I-192 require individuals to pay $930. However, unlike many other USCIS forms, individuals are not required to pay a biometric fee. Applicants under certain financial circumstances can file a fee waiver form (I-912) to waive the filing and biometric fees. An example of valid circumstance is an individual living at or below 150% of federal poverty guidelines.

Filing instructions for Form I 192 vary based on the qualifications. Applications with appropriate documents must file with the U.S. Cutsoms and Border Protection (CBP) before entering the country. Typically, applicants file the petition at a CBP port of entry or a designated preclearance office. Applicants with T or U non-immigrant status file with the USCIS Vermont Service Center. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Filing Address
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
St. Albans, VT 05479-0001

When filing, applicants must include the following materials in addition to a completed I-192. Failure to not include a complete package may result in a rejection of the application.

Based on the applicant’s circumstances, additional materials may be required. For example, those with a criminal record must provide an official record of the incarceration.

Who is Eligible for Form I-192?

Form I-192, also known as the Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant, is available for certain nonimmigrants who have been denied entry into the United States. Eligibility criteria vary based on the individual’s specific situation, but those who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply:

-Individuals with prior immigration violations.
-Individuals who have stayed in the U.S. longer than permitted.
-Individuals who have attempted to enter the U.S. without valid documents.
-Individuals who are inadmissible due to certain health-related reasons.
-Individuals who have been denied admission to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP).
-Individuals who have committed certain criminal offenses.

What is the Latest Form I-192 Edition?

The latest edition of Form I-192 is the May 2020 edition.

What are the Required Documents for Form I-192?

The following documents are required to submit a Form I-192:

– A copy of your passport
– Proof of citizenship or nationality
– Copies of any documents related to the waiver (if applicable)
– Copies of any immigration documents you have previously submitted, such as an application for an immigrant visa or admission to the United States
– Copies of any nonimmigrant visas issued to you
– An immigration medical exam report (if applicable)
– Evidence of payment of the filing fee
– A statement detailing the reasons for your request for a waiver and any evidence to support it.

How to Submit Form I-192?

In order to submit Form I-192, you must complete the application in its entirety and provide all the required documentation. After the form is completed, you must send it to the address listed on the form along with the required fee. The fee must be paid in the form of a check or money order made payable to the US Department of Homeland Security. If you are mailing your application, you must include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so that your application can be returned to you. Once your application is received and reviewed, you will receive a decision from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

What are the Filing Tips for Form I-192?

1. Ensure that the form is completed correctly. It is important to read the instructions carefully before your start filling out the form and make sure to fill in all sections completely.

2. Submit the form as early as possible. Processing times for this form can take up to 6 months, so be sure to submit it in advance of your intended travel date.

3. Provide all required documents. This form requires several documents and supporting evidence to be submitted along with it, such as valid identification, passport, and medical records.

4. Pay the processing fee. There is a $585 non-refundable fee which must be paid with a credit card or debit card in order for your application to be considered.

5. Follow up after submitting your application. Once you have submitted your application, you should periodically check in with the USCIS office to ensure that your application is being processed in a timely manner.

Are There Special Instructions for Form I-192?

Yes, there are special instructions for Form I-192. When completing the form you must provide accurate and complete information as well as sign and date the form. You must provide supporting documentation such as a passport, travel document, or birth certificate with the application. You must also submit a copy of your application and supporting documents to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) at the address indicated on the form. Making sure to include any required filing fees and submit a $585 application fee to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Once your application is received, USCIS will review your application and make a decision about your eligibility for a waiver.

What is the Form I-192 Fee?

The Form I-192 is an application for a Waiver of Inadmissibility. The fee for this form is $585. It is payable to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Can I Apply for Form I-192 Fee Waiver or Reduction?

Yes, you can apply for a fee waiver or reduction for a Form I-192. The USCIS may consider granting a fee waiver or reduction if you can demonstrate that you are unable to pay the fee due to financial hardship. You must submit evidence to prove your inability to pay the fee and provide a detailed explanation of your financial situation. The USCIS may also consider factors such as your income and assets, number of dependents, medical expenses, and other factors in determining whether to grant a fee waiver or reduction.

What is the Form I-192 Processing Time?

The processing time for a Form I-192, Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant, varies depending on the individual’s circumstances and the volume of applications received. Generally, processing times can range from two weeks to three months.

Form I-192 Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Form I-192?
A: Form I-192 is an application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant. It is used by individuals who are not legally in the United States, as they are seeking permission to enter and remain in the US temporarily.

Q: Who can apply for Form I-192?
A: Individuals who are not lawfully present in the US may apply for Form I-192. This includes individuals who are applying for a visa or are inadmissible to the US.

Q: What documents do I need to submit with my Form I-192?
A: Depending on your situation, you may need to provide additional documents such as evidence of your identity, a passport, visa, travel documents, and other supporting materials.

Q: How long does it take to process my Form I-192?
A: The processing time can vary and it can take up to six months or more.

Q: Is there a fee associated with filing Form I-192?
A: Yes, there is a fee of $585 that must be paid when filing your application.

Q: What happens if my Form I-192 is denied?
A: If your application is denied, you may be able to appeal the decision or reapply. You should contact an immigration attorney for advice on how to proceed.