Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities (Under Section 247(b) of the INA)

[I-508, Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities (Under Section 247(b) of the INA)]

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Purpose of Form :

This form is used by lawful permanent residents, or nonimmigrants in A, G or E status who are seeking to apply for adjustment of status as permanent residents, and who are all working for a foreign government mission in the United States. The form primarily advises these immigrants and nonimmigrants (except French nationals who are covered by a special Convention between France and the United States) that they must waive certain diplomatic rights, privileges and immunities and pay U.S. income taxes on the salaries paid them by their foreign governments. Permanent residents in such situations who do not pay their taxes may be adjusted to A, G or E status; nonimmigrants in A, G or E status may be unable to adjust status as permanent residents. If you also require Form I-508F because you are a French national, you may obtain the form by calling 1-800-870-3676.

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Edition Date :

5/27/05. Versions other than the 5/27/05 edition are not acceptable.

Where to File :

Depending on their circumstances, applicants file this form at their local USCIS office or the Nebraska Service Center.

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Special Instructions :


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Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
OMB No. 1615-0025
I-508, Waiver of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions and Immunities
(Under Section 247(b) of the INA)

Our Authority to Collect This Information.

The authority for collection of the information requested on this form is contained in 8 U.S.C. 1257(b). Submission of the information by an alien to request that he or she be permitted to retain status as an immigrant lawfully admitted for permanent residence is voluntary.

The solicited information on this form will be used principally by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to determine whether the status of the alien applicant shall be adjusted under the provisions of section 247(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), 8 U.S.C. 1257(a), to that of a nonimmigrant as described by section 101(a)(15)(A), (E) or (G) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(A), (E) or (G). USCIS is comprised of offices of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).

As a matter of routine use, the information solicited may also be disclosed to other federal, state, local, or foreign law enforcement and regulatory agencies, the Department of State, Intenal Revenue Service, Department of Defense, including any component thereof (if the applicant has served in the Armed Forces of the United States); Central Intelligence Agency, Interpol and individuals and organizations. Disclosure of this information may be made during the course of an investigation to elicit further information required by USCIS to carry out its functions.

Failure to provide any or all of the solicited information may result in the alien’s adjustment of status from that of a lawful permanent resident to that of a nonimmigrant classification under paragraphs 15(A), 15(E) or 15(G) of section 101(a) of the INA.

Paperwork Reduction Act Notice.

Under the Paperwork Reduction Act an agency may not conduct or sponsor an information collection and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average five minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information.

Send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Regulatory Management Division, 111 Massachuetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20529; OMB No. 1615-0025. Do not submit your application to this address.