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I-601A Provisional Waiver: How to File a Succesful Application

October 29, 2013

Author: I-601A Provisional Waiver attorney

According to the recent I601A provisional waiver statistics by the National Benefit Center From March 4 – September 14, 2013:

  • 23,949 applications received by Lockbox
    • 75% accepted for adjudication
    • 25% rejected
  • 5,892 applications adjudicated by NBC
    • 59% approved
    • 39% denied
    • 2% administratively closed
  • 2,292 applications denied by NBC
    • 48% denied due to “reason to believe” inadmissible on other ground
    • 41% denied due to failure to establish extreme hardship

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I -601A Provisional Waiver Filing Mistakes

August 8, 2013

Author: New York Immigration Attorney Alena Shautsova

I- 601A Provisional Waiver

In March, 2013 USCIS started to accept applications for I- 601A Provisional waiver that can be used by certain immediate relatives of the US citizen to waive unlawful presence bar during the green card process.

The I-601A provisional waiver is likely to be utilized by spouses of the US citizens who entered the country illegally. Such spouses may not adjust their status in the US and have to leave the country to get an immigrant visa.

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