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...
"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...
" 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...
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.]
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)
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...
"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...
NBC I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Slides - 58 pages, from Jan. 2013 . [Hats off to AILA for obtaining these through FOIA!]
"USCIS provided statistics on approval rate, denial rate, and RFE rate for Forms I-601 and Forms I-601A, for FY2010 through FY2015. Information was provided in response to an AILA FOIA.
Since FY2010 thru January of FY2015...