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Information on the New Provisional (Stateside) Unlawful Presence Waiver Process


Beginning March 4, certain immigrant visa applicants who are the spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens (immediate relatives), and have been unlawfully present in the United States, can start applying for provisional unlawful presence waivers through a new process. Read More…

The Latest Information about the New Provisional Waiver for Unlawful Presence

VIA Travel.State.Gov

Translation – EspaƱol (.pdf)

Important Instructions for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Applicants

About the new waiver

On January 2nd, 2013, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens present in the United States, who are in the process of seeking immigrant visas with the Department of State to become lawful U.S. permanent residents, may apply and be approved for provisional unlawful presence waivers before departing the United States to attend their immigrant visa interviews. USCIS will begin accepting provisional unlawful presence waivers on March 4th, 2013.

If you would like to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver, please take the following steps:

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