Archive for the ‘I-212 Waiver’ Category

Can a Canadian Citizen use Form I-192 to Waive Inadmissibility Under INA §212(a)(9)(A) [Alien previously removed]?

5/7/2013 Written by Nisha Fontaine

In short, yes.  While most applicants chose to file Form I-212, Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal, to waive their previous removal order (whether it be an order of expedited removal under INA §235, a removal order from an Immigration Judge or a voluntary departure order [...]Read More >

DHS Creates New Process for Provisonal Unlawful Presence Waiver

1/11/2013 Written by SRW Lawyers

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has developed a new procedure that will allow qualifying immediate relatives of a U.S. citizen to apply for a provisional waiver while they are still in the United States before departing for their immigrant visa interviews abroad. USCIS anticipates that this new procedure will drastically reduce the amount of [...]Read More >

The Admissibility Review Office (ARO) Seeks to Implement Impractical/ Unworkable Policy for Those Canadian’s Requiring I-192 Waivers

9/26/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Until recently, Canadians with approved I-192 waivers for business (B-1) or pleasure (B-2) could also use these waivers to enter the United States for other non-immigrant purposes (TN, L-1, H-1B, O-1, F-1, J-1, etc.). Recently however, the Admissibility Review Office (ARO), which adjudicates these types of waiver applications, is seeking to require that Canadian applicants [...]Read More >

“Admitting” to Certain Crimes Can Render A Foreign National Inadmissible to the United States under INA §212(a)(2)(A)(i)

8/15/2012 Written by SRW Lawyers

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”), an individual can be found inadmissible for a criminal conviction or a controlled substance violation. Inadmissibility based on a previous conviction is a predicable consequence; however, many people are surprised to learn that an individual can also be found inadmissible for simply “admitting” to certain criminal activity, even [...]Read More >

The Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

3/30/2012 Written by Nevin F. Murchie

In the unfortunate event that a foreign national, whether in lawful permanent resident or non-immigrant status, is charged with a criminal offense, it is critical that he or she immediately consult a knowledgeable immigration lawyer about the possible implications a conviction may have on his or her immigration status. For example, you do not want [...]Read More >