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Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility



An I-601 Waiver is a form that can be filed by a person who is inadmissible to the United States due to certain immigration violations, such as overstaying a visa, and is seeking a waiver of inadmissibility in order to be able to enter or return to the United States. This waiver is filed with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and, if granted, allows the person to apply for a visa or other form of admission to the United States. The I-601 Waiver is also known as the "Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility".


There are several requirements that must be met in order to be eligible to apply for an I-601 Waiver:


  • The person must be inadmissible to the United States due to certain immigration violations, such as overstaying a visa or entering the country illegally.


  • The person must have a qualifying relative, such as a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident spouse, parent, or child, who would experience extreme hardship if the person is not allowed to enter or return to the United States.


  • The person must demonstrate that the denial of the waiver would result in extreme hardship to the qualifying relative.


  • The person must submit a completed Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility, along with the required fee and supporting documentation.


  • The person must also submit a valid police certificate and other required documents


If a person is subject to a prior order of removal, they should also submit a Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal.


It's important to note that meeting the above requirements does not guarantee that the waiver will be granted. The USCIS will review the application and make a decision based on the specific circumstances of the case.


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