Non-U.S citizens working for a foreign government mission or international organization who are either:
- Lawful permanent residents; or
- Nonimmigrants in A, G or E status who are seeking adjustment of status as permanent residents
Use Form I-508 to waive certain diplomatic rights privileges, exemptions and immunities associated with their occupational status, including any exemption from paying U.S. income taxes on the salaries paid to them by their foreign governments or organizations. This form complies with Section 247(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Permanent residents in such occupations who do not waive the exemption and who fail to pay their U.S. income taxes may be adjusted to A, G or E status.
Nonimmigrants in A, G or E status who do not waive the exemption and who fail to pay their U.S. income taxes may be unable to adjust status to permanent resident.
Please note: French nationals are covered by a special convention between France and the United States and must submit both Form I-508 and Form I-508F to USCIS.