Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) Status

Beginning July 1, USCIS will no longer accept Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status at international field offices by mail or in person.

Individuals who wish to voluntarily record abandonment of their lawful permanent resident (LPR) status must submit Form I-407 via mail to:

USCIS Eastern Forms Center

Attn: I-407 unit

124 Leroy Road

PO Box 567

Williston, VT 05495

USCIS anticipate that processing times at the Eastern Forms Center, from receipt to completion, will be within 60 days, this does not include mailing time to or from outside of the United States. Once processed, you will receive an immediate e-mail followed up by a notice in the mail stating that your abandonment has been completed, or, if incomplete, the form and a rejection notice will be sent back.

In very rare circumstances, a U.S. embassy, U.S. consulate, or USCIS international field office may accept allow an individual to submit a Form I-407 in person if an individual needs immediate proof that they have abandoned LPR status. The most common need for an expedited application is to apply for an A or G visa. Individuals may also submit Form I-407 to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at a U.S. port of entry.