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Provisional Waiver Will Be Available This Spring

January 2, 2013

Finally, the USCIS finalized provisional waiver rules.

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano announced the posting of a final rule in the Federal Register that reduces the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives (spouse, children and parents), who are in the process of obtaining visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States under certain circumstances. The final rule establishes a process that allows certain individuals to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver before they depart the United States to attend immigrant visa interviews in their countries of origin.

According to the notice, the process will be effective on March 4, 2013 and more information about the filing process will be made available in the coming weeks at

If you or your loved ones need help with the provisional waiver process, consult with  New York Immigration attorney at 917-885-2261.

Category: USCIS