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October 20, 2023
Marjorie M. Filice

Israel Added to Visa Waiver Program Effective Immediately

Israel is now a part of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), allowing Israeli citizens to travel to the United States without obtaining a visa. Originally scheduled to go into effect on November 30, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security moved...

May 10, 2022
Beata Leja

INA 212(d)(3) Waivers for Nonimmigrants Found Ineligible for a Temporary Visa Forgive Many Grounds of Inadmissibility

Some nonimmigrants applying for a visa to enter the U.S. temporarily are found inadmissible for a variety of reasons and therefore unable to obtain their visa and enter the country until their ground of inadmissibility is waived. Fortunately, INA 212(d)(3)...

September 16, 2020
Tahreem Kalam

Obtaining a Waiver to Trump’s Covid-19 Travel Bans

On May 24, 2020 and June 22, 2020, the White House issued 2 Presidential Proclamations in relation to the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic, severely restricting travel into the U.S. for many foreign nationals. The Proclamation on Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and...

August 03, 2016
Beata Leja

Finally, provisional waivers will be available to spouses of residents: DHS to expand eligibility for the I-601A provisional waiver

After August 29, 2016, eligible spouses and adult children of lawful permanent residents, and others as outlined below, will finally be able to take advantage of the provisional waiver. Up until now, this waiver has only been for spouses of...

May 15, 2015
Beata Leja

A look at the numbers: USCIS provides statistics on its decisions for waivers, including I-601A provisional waivers

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has recently provided new data on its processing of waiver applications. The numbers reveal that USCIS is still approving a majority of waiver (I-601) and provisional waiver (I-601A) applications it receives. What do the...


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