U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that starting July 1, international field offices will not accept Form I-407, Record of Abandonment of Lawful Permanent Resident Status by mail or in person.
As such, individuals who wish to voluntarily record abandonment of lawful permanent resident (LPR) status must now submit Form I-407 via mail to:
USCIS Eastern Forms Center
Attn: I-407 unit
124 Leroy Road
PO Box 567
Williston, VT 05495
What is Form I-407?
Form I-407 records an individual’s abandonment of status as a LPR of the U.S. According to USCIS, by using Form I-407, it is ensured that an individual abandoning LPR status is “informed of the right to a hearing before an immigration judge and that the individual has knowingly, willingly and affirmatively waived that right.”
LPRs who are outside the U.S. use Form I-407 to abandon their LPR status.
What Are Lawful Permanent Residents?
LPRs are also known as green card holders. They are non-citizens who are lawfully authorized to live and work in the U.S. permanently. If they meet certain eligibility requirements, LPRs may apply to become U.S. citizens.
Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Sara Herbek, who is the Managing Partner at Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com), Envoy’s affiliated law firm.