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USCIS Announces Process Changes for Waivers of Inadmissibility for Certain Relatives of U.S. Citizens

January 2, 2013

On January 2nd, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens present in the United States without a visa, who are in the process of seeking immigrant visas to become lawful U.S. permanent residents, may apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers before departing the United States to attend their immigrant visa interviews.

USCIS will begin accepting provisional unlawful presence waivers on March 4th, 2013.

For more information review:

  • Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers webpage (USCIS Website) at Provisional Waiver
  • National Visa Center Process-FAQs (Travel.state.gov Website)

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