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This form allows inadmissible nonimmigrant to apply for advance permission to temporarily enter the United States.
Who Should File the Form?
The form should be filed if you are an inadmissible foreign national in one of the following categories:
Note: If you are seeking admission under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) pursuant to INA section 217, you should NOT file this form. Foreign nationals from VWP countries who are inadmissible must apply for a nonimmigrant visa at a US Embassy or consulate for authorization to travel. You should contact the appropriate US embassy or consulate if you have any questions regarding your admissibility under VWP.
If you file the application with CBP:
The ARO will make a decision on your application. You will be notified in writing of the decision. The decision will be mailed to the address provided on the application. It is recommended that you wait until after more than 90 days have passed from submission of your application, before making a status inquiry. Status inquiries are made via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Attorneys should address their inquiries to email@example.com.
If you file this application with USCIS:
USCIS will adjudicate the application and notify you of the decision at the address you provided in the application. If you have any questions about your case, please call USCIS Customer Service at 1-800-375-5283.
Where Can I Find the Law That Governs This Form?
Grounds of inadmissibility can be found in the Immigation and Nationality Act (INA) section 212(a). The statutory and regulatory basis for this form can be found in INA section 212(d)(3)(A)(ii) and Title 8 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), part 212.4(b); and INA section 212(d)(13) and (14), and 8 CFR 212.16 and 17, and 8 CFR 214.11 and 214.14 for T and U visa applicants.
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