Nonimmigrant Waivers of Inadmissibility

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website, there "are many reasons why a person may be ineligible to enter the United States. The legal descriptions are lengthy and complex…".  This explains why anyone deemed inadmissible for entry into the U.S. will want to speak with an immigration expert for guidance and help in obtaining what is known as a waiver of inadmissibility. Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.

An application for Nonimmigrant Waivers of Inadmissibility allows you to submit a visa application for nonimmigrant visas (B-2, F-1, H-1B, J-1, or L-1) and request a waiver of your inadmissibility status. The waiver is requested at the time you submit the nonimmigrant visa application. If a consulate or embassy approves the application, it is sent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which will decide whether to waive the inadmissibility.

Why would someone be inadmissible? There are many reasons, such as:

Generally, with the exception of people being inadmissible due to security or other narrow areas, almost anyone can apply for a waiver. Each request is considered on an individual basis.  The DHS officer who reviews the case will grant a waiver only after considering:

If the consulate or embassy forwards the visa application and waiver request to the DHS, it will be reviewed. If the DHS then denies the waiver, the file is closed. Approval means that the file is forwarded and DHS has final ruling.

Note that the waiver applies to nonimmigrant visas. It must be made very clear by the applicant that they have no intention of immigrating to the U.S., by demonstrating that they fully intend to return home when their visa expires. Again, the use of a legal expert is such a wise choice.

Contact us today at (403) 452-9515 Ext. 107 or 1-800-932-1190 or email us directly.