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In order to be admitted into the United States, a foreign national must be admissible. There are many reasons a person may be deemed inadmissible; in these situations, a waiver may be necessary in order to immigrate to the United States. A waiver basically “forgives” certain grounds of inadmissibility; without it, a visa will not be issued. There are many types of waivers, and identifying which type of waiver is needed and the requirements for such waiver involves careful review of each individual case.

Possible waivers include:

  • Waiver for unlawful presence in the United States
  • Waiver for fraud or misrepresentation
  • Waivers for certain crimes