Purpose of Form
Foreign national who is ineligible to be admitted to the United States as an immigrant or to adjust status in the United States, and certain nonimmigrant applicants who are inadmissible, must file this form to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility.
All 11 pages must be submitted.
As of January 4, 2010, infection with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is no longer a ground of inadmissibility. If you have an HIV infection, you are no longer inadmissible to the United States starting January 4, 2010; you are also no longer required to file Form I-601 because of your HIV infection.
As stated in the instructions of the Form I-601, the approval of a Form I-601 waives only those events and the resulting grounds of inadmissibility that are identified in the application. If you need to file a Form I-601, you should specify on this Form I-601 every ground of inadmissibility for which you seek a waiver. You may file just one application, and pay just one filing fee, if you request more than one type of waiver or a waiver for more than one event or condition that makes you inadmissible. If you do not include all applicable events or grounds of inadmissibility in your application, you may need to file another Form I-601 and pay an additional fee to request any other waivers in the future.
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Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility