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] 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. [2] 


[^ 1] See Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (Form I-601), Application By Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability (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).

[^ 2] See Volume 9, Waivers and Other Forms of Relief, Part D, Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility [9 USCIS-PM D] for more information on waivers of medical grounds of inadmissibility.

Current as of October 01, 2021