I-601A

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USCIS Issues Guidance Clarifying “Reason to Believe” Standard for I-601A Waivers

On January 24, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a Policy Memorandum clarifying the “reason to believe” standard for denying I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver applications involving...more

7,000 Provisional Waiver Applications Received During the First Four Months of the Program

Since March 2013, certain immigrant visa applicants who are spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives) have been able to apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers (I-601A form) before they...more

Incorrectly Filed I-601As Are Being Rejected

Since March 4, 2013, USCIS has been accepting applications for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers (“Form I-601A”). Many of these applications have been rejected, however, because customers did not provide proof that the...more

The USCIS Will Begin Accepting I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers on March 4, 2013

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver applications on March 4, 2013. Under the recently-announced new waiver process, immediate relatives of...more

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