DRAFT I-601A and Instructions

According to the proposed unlawful presence waiver rule , applicants will use Form I-601A. Here are links to the draft form and the draft instructions . [Tip of the hat to Eugene J. Flynn of Dallas.]

The I-601A is Almost Here!

" We are now days away from the launch of the provisional waiver process, a White House initiative that will permit immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to stay in the country while immigration officials process their waivers for the unlawful presence bars. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services...

USCIS Posts I-601A

I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Download Form I-601A (1KB PDF) Download Instructions for Form I-601A (1KB PDF) Download Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance (1KB PDF) Purpose of Form : Certain immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens...

USCIS Policy Memo: Timeframe for Responding to I-601A RFEs

Standard Timeframe for Applicants to Respond to Requests for Evidence Issued in Relation to a Request for a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, Form I-601A : "This policy memorandum (PM) sets the amount of time U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officers may provide an applicant...

DOS Cable: Supplemental Guidance for Processing I - 601a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

"As announced in Ref A, 9 FAM 40.92 has been updated with information and guidance to consular officers related to a new final rule permitting certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to apply to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) for an I-601A provisional waiver of...

CISOMB Teleconference, Feb. 21, 2014: I-601A Provisional Waivers

"Please join the Office of the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman for a teleconference on I-601A provisional waivers. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently issued field guidance affecting some I-601A applications for provisional waivers of inadmissibility when there...

News Excerpts From the April 15, 2014, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin

USCIS Clarifies “Reason to Believe” Standard for I-601A Provisional Waivers | On March 18, 2014, USCIS sent an e-mail to stakeholders seeking to cure confusion surrounding the regulation that prohibits the granting of provisional waivers to noncitizens who the agency has “reason...

NBC I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Slides

NBC I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Slides - 58 pages, from Jan. 2013 . [Hats off to AILA for obtaining these through FOIA!]