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If you are inadmissible under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 212(a)(9)(A) or (C), you must ask for consent to reapply for admission to the United States (consent to reapply) before you can lawfully return to the United States. Consent to reapply is also called “permission to reapply.” You should use this application to seek consent to reapply.
Use this form to classify an alien as:
- An Amerasian (Born after 12/31/1950 and before 10/23/1982);
- The widow(er) of a U.S. citizen;
- The abused spouse or child of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
- The abused parent of a U.S. citizen; or
A special immigrant. A special immigrant is defined as one of the following:
- Religious Worker
- Panama Canal Company Employee, Canal Zone Government Employee, U.S. Government in the Canal Zone Employee;
- International Organization or NATO-6 Employee or Family Member;
- Juvenile Declared Dependent on a juvenile court;
- U.S. armed forces member;
- Afghan or Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government as a translator;
- Iraqi national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq or
- An Afghan national who worked for or on behalf of the U.S. government or the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan.
To apply for asylum in the United States and for withholding of removal (formerly called "withholding of deportation"). You may file for asylum if you are physically in the United States and you are not a United States citizen.
If you are inadmissible to the United States and are seeking an immigrant visa, adjustment of status, certain nonimmigrant statuses or certain other immigration benefits, you must file this form to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. Please refer to the instructions to determine whether you should use this form.
You must submit all 12 pages.
For a refugee who has been found inadmissible to the United States for reasons such as felony conviction or health conditions to apply for a waiver of such inadmissibility on grounds of humanitarian reasons, family unity or national interest.
Use this form to apply for adjustment to permanent resident status under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).
If you have been admitted to the United States as a principal refugee or if you were granted status in the United States as a principal asylee within the previous two years, you may file a Form I-730 to request follow-to-join benefits for your spouse and/or unmarried children under 21 years of age only. In some cases, USCIS may grant a waiver of the 2-year filing deadline for humanitarian reasons. See Form I-730 instructions (linked above) for further information.
Certain abused nonimmigrant spouses may use Form I-765V to request an employment authorization document (EAD). You may file for employment authorization if you are, or were, the abused spouse of a nonimmigrant who was admitted under INA section 101(a)(15)(A), (E)(iii), (G), or (H) [admitted in A, E-3, G, or H nonimmigrant status], and you either accompanied or followed to join your abusive nonimmigrant spouse.
If you are an eligible national of a designated country, use this form to apply for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). When filing an initial TPS application or re-registering for TPS, you can also request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) by submitting a completed Form I-765, Request for Employment Authorization, at the time of filing Form I-821.
You may also file your Form I-765 request separately at a later date.
To request that we consider granting or renewing deferred action, on a case-by-case basis, using guidelines described in the Secretary of Homeland Security's memorandum issued June 15, 2012 (PDF). Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an act of prosecutorial discretion. Individuals who receive deferred action will not be placed into removal proceedings or removed from the United States for a specified period of time. Individuals filing Form I-821D must also file Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and Form I-765WS, Form I-765 Worksheet.
Use this form to request a fee waiver for certain immigration forms and services based on a demonstrated inability to pay. Please consult the list below, uscis.gov/feewaiver, or 8 CFR 103.7(c)(3) for the list of forms and services that are eligible for a fee waiver.
Use this form to request temporary immigration benefits if you are a victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, also known as human trafficking.
To provide temporary immigration benefits to foreign nationals who are victims of qualifying criminal activity, and to their qualifying family members, as appropriate.
To request immigration benefits on behalf of a family member who never held U nonimmigrant status.