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August 23, 2017POLICY ALERTWaiver Policies and Procedures
July 26, 2017POLICY ALERTBiometrics Requirements for Naturalization
June 28, 2017POLICY ALERTAdministrative Naturalization Ceremonies
June 14, 2017POLICY ALERTJob Creation and Capital At Risk Requirements for Investors
January 05, 2017Technical UpdateClarifying Intent to Reside in United States for Naturalization Purposes
January 05, 2017Technical UpdateMedical Codes for Purposes of Medical Certification for Disability Exceptions
December 21, 2016POLICY ALERTRegistration of Lawful Permanent Resident Status

Volume 9 – Waivers

Part A – Waiver Policies and Procedures

Part B – Extreme Hardship

Part C – Waivers for Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility

Part D – Waivers for Criminal and Related Grounds of Inadmissibility

Part E – Aliens Subject to Civil Penalty

Part F – Alien Smuggling

Part G – Waivers for Fraud or Willful Misrepresentation

Part H – Unlawful Presence

Part I – Provisional Unlawful Presence

Part J – National Interest

Part K – Family Unity, Humanitarian Purposes, or Public Interest

Part L – Nonimmigrant

Part M – Other Provisions Overcoming Inadmissibility

Part N – Motions and Appeals


POLICY ALERTWaiver Policies and Procedures

August 23, 2017

​U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance to address the general policies and procedures applicable to the adjudication of waivers of inadmissibility.

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POLICY ALERTDetermining Extreme Hardship

October 21, 2016

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance on determinations of extreme hardship to qualifying relatives as required by certain statutory waiver provisions. This guidance becomes effective December 5, 2016.

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POLICY ALERTFraud and Willful Misrepresentation Grounds of Inadmissibility

March 25, 2014

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance on the fraud and willful misrepresentation grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) and the corresponding waiver under INA 212(i).

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POLICY ALERTHealth-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and Waivers

January 28, 2014

​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 August 23, 2017