U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

USCIS field office in Kingston, Jamaica closed.

On March 1, 2013, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) closed its field office in Kingston, Jamaica and the USCIS Field Office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic assumed Kingston’s former jurisdiction.

The Kingston Field Office had jurisdiction over Jamaica, Anguilla, Aruba, The Bahamas, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, and Guantanamo Bay Naval Station.

All other sections of the U.S. Mission, including the Consular Section, Paul Robeson Information Resource Centre, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Peace Corps offices and the U.S. Consular Agency in Montego Bay remain open.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the agency responsible for securing America’s promise as a nation of immigrants.  USCIS provides immigration and citizenship benefits, promotes an awareness and understanding of U.S. citizenship, and ensures the integrity of the U.S. immigration system.

General questions regarding immigration services and benefits may be answered at US Citizenship and Immigration Services. General inquiries on cases pending in the Kingston Field Office can be addressed via email, telephone, or surface mail. Residents within our jurisdiction are encouraged to appear in person to receive specific information on inquiries regarding pending cases.

Beginning June 4 2012, ineligible IV applicants, nonimmigrant K, and V visa applicants for whom a waiver is available must file Forms I-601 by mailing them to a USCIS Lockbox.  Updated I-601 filing instructions are here:  IV, K and V applicants will be required to mail their I-601 and any supporting documentation to the USCIS Phoenix Lockbox. Questions regarding lockbox filing can be directed to: Lockboxsupport@dhs.gov.

If sending by U.S. Postal Service:

P.O. Box 21600
Phoenix, AZ 85036

If sending by Express mail or Courier:

ATTN: 601/212 Foreign Filers
1820 E. Skyharbor, Circle S, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85034

I-212 Submissions

IV applicants requiring consent to reapply for admission in addition to an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility must file their Form I-212 along with the I-601 with the Lockbox.  However, IV applicants should NOT file stand-alone I-212s with the USCIS Lockbox.  Such individuals should file stand-alone I-212s according to the form instructions available at: www.uscis.gov/i-212.

Exceptions to Lockbox Filing

Specific guidance regarding the extremely rare exceptions to domestic filing can be found on the USCIS website here: www.uscis.gov/i601centralizationexceptions (PDF 78.8 KB). Consideration to time sensitive, compelling, and exceptional circumstances will be given.

New Procedures

Upon receipt of an I-601 at the USCIS Lockbox, the Lockbox facility will send a receipt notification to the applicant and forward the case to NSC for adjudication. During adjudication, applicants will be able to view their case status online by searching the USCIS receipt number in the “Case Status” field on the USCIS homepage. USCIS receipt numbers are listed on the receipt notification sent from the USCIS NSC office. Applicants can also call the USCIS National Customer Service Center to request the status of their case. Contact information for USCIS is available at www.uscis.gov/contact.

The NSC will notify the applicant and the applicant’s attorney of record, if applicable, in writing of the decision on the I-601 and I-212, if applicable.  The NSC will issue notification of approval decisions using Form I-797, Notice of Action

NOTE: USCIS Kingston will continue to accept I-601s filings by appointment only until July 13, 2012.

Location: The Kingston Field Office is located in the Embassy of the United States of America in the Liguanea area of Kingston.

Contact Us: Delivery via Courier or Express Mail

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Service

Embassy of the United States of America
142 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6

Delivery via U.S. Mail

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services

Embassy of the United States of America
Unit 3210, Mail Box 83
DPO AA 34008

Customer Service Inquiry Hours

Monday & Thursday from 1-3 p.m. (No appointment required)

General Inquiries

via Email: Jamaica.uscis@dhs.gov

Waiver Application Submission – Form I-601 & Form I-212

  • Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. (Appointment required)
  • DNA Sample Collection
  • By Appointment