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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 Report 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. 





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 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).

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 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.




Updates


Date Details
January 28, 2014
POLICY ALERT

Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(1) and corresponding waivers under INA 212(g).

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Current as of July 1, 2014