Immigration Fact of the Week March 1

Waiver of InadmissibilityQuestion:

What is a Waiver of Inadmissibility?


A Waiver of Inadmissibility is a form filed by a person who is ineligible to be admitted to the U.S.

When a Green Card applicant is unable to adjust his status in the U.S. and a consular office finds him to be inadmissible, not allowed to enter the U.S., he has to seek a waiver of inadmissibility, Form I-601. The form waives the inadmissibility only on certain grounds: health-related issues and unlawful presence bars are two examples.

Starting March 4, 2013, a new form, Form I-601A, will allow certain eligible Family Green Card applicants to file a provisional waiver prior to leaving for their Green Card interview in their foreign countries.

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