Chapter 12: Waiver Authority

USCIS may provide waivers for some medical grounds of inadmissibility under ​INA 212(g)​ and other provisions governing the specific immigration benefit the applicant is seeking. In certain ​cases, applicants must file a waiver application​ [1] See Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (Form I-601), Application By Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Exludability (Form I-602), or Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility Under Section 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (Form I-690).either along with their ​Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (​Form I-485​) ​and​ Rep​ort of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record​(​Form I-693​) ​or in response to a Request for Evidence​(​RFE​)​.​ [2] See Volume 9, Waivers, Part C, Waivers for Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility [9 USCIS-PM C] for more information on waivers of medical grounds of inadmissibility.