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Who Benefits from the New Provisional Waiver? Fiance(é)s, Crewmen and those who EWI

This rule allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (spouses, parents of adult U.S. citizens, and minor children) who are physically present in the United States to request a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence bars to admissibility  prior to traveling abroad for consular processing of their immigrant visa applications. For purposes of this rule, an immediate relative is […]


Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers for Certain Immediate Relatives

On January 3, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) published a final rule in the Federal Register, “Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Immediate Relatives,” with an effective date of March 4, 2013.  This rule allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (spouses, parents of adult U.S. citizens, and minor children) who are physically present in […]