Filing The Application For Re-Entry Permit

Application filing instructions

Send the application to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Phoenix or Dallas Lock-box, depending on where you live:

  • Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Guam, or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands

    USCIS Phoenix Lock-box
    U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries

    PO Box 21281
    Phoenix, AZ 85036
    Express mail and courier deliveries:

    Attn: NFB AOS
    2108 E. Elliot Rd.
    Tempe, AZ 85284-1806
  • If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, U.S. Virgin Islands, or West Virginia

    USCIS Dallas Lock-box
    For U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Deliveries

    PO Box 660867
    Dallas, TX 75266
    For Express mail and courier deliveries:

    Attn: NFB AOS
    2501 S. State Hwy. 121, Business
    Suite 400
    Lewisville, TX 75067


If you are filing at a USCIS Lock-box facility, you may elect to receive an email and/or text message (SMS) notifying you that your application has been accepted.

You must complete a Form G-1145 to receive an e-Notification of your application.

Biometric Services Requirement

Applicants between the ages of 14 and 79 years old must be fingerprinted. Sometime after the USCIS receives your application, they will notify you of the time and location where you must go to get fingerprinted in writing, and if necessary, they may take your photograph and signature.

If you don’t appear for your biometric appointment, your application will be denied.


If the application is denied, you will receive a letter from the USCIS explaining how to appeal. The appeal must be done within 33 days after receiving the denial letter and filed on a Form I-290-B. Mail the Form I-290-B to the office that made the original decision. Once the appeal form and fee are processed, the case is then referred to the Administrative Appeals Unit (AAU) in Washington, D.C.

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