Volume 9 - Waivers and Other Forms of Relief
8 CFR 212.7 - Waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility
INA 204(l) - Surviving relative consideration for certain petitions and applications
INA 210(c)(2)(B)(i) - Waiver of grounds of inadmissibility for special agricultural workers
INA 212(a)(1) - Health-related grounds
INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) - Illegal entrants and immigration violators - misrepresentation
INA 212(a)(9)(B)(v) - Waiver of the 3-year or 10-year unlawful presence bar
INA 212(d)(13) - Waiver of grounds of inadmissibility for T nonimmigrants
INA 212(d)(14) - Waiver of grounds of inadmissibility for U nonimmigrants
INA 212(d)(3) - Nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility
INA 212(g) - Bond and conditions for admission of alien excludable on health-related grounds
INA 212(h)(1)(B) - Waiver for certain criminal and related grounds
INA 212(i) - Admission of immigrant excludable for fraud or willful misrepresentation of material fact
INA 245A(d)(2)(B)(i) - Waiver of grounds of inadmissibility for certain adjustment of status entrants before January 1, 1982
No appendices available at this time.
Technical Update - Moving the Adjudicator’s Field Manual Content into the USCIS Policy ManualMay 21, 2020
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is updating and incorporating relevant Adjudicator’s Field Manual (AFM) content into the USCIS Policy Manual. As that process is ongoing, USCIS has moved any remaining AFM content to its corresponding USCIS Policy Manual Part, in PDF format, until relevant AFM content has been properly incorporated into the USCIS Policy Manual. To the extent that a provision in the USCIS Policy Manual conflicts with remaining AFM content or Policy Memoranda, the updated information in the USCIS Policy Manual prevails. To find remaining AFM content, see the crosswalk between the AFM and the Policy Manual.
Technical Update - Replacing the Term “Foreign National”October 08, 2019
This technical update replaces all instances of the term “foreign national” with “alien” throughout the Policy Manual as used to refer to a person who meets the definition provided in INA 101(a)(3) [“any person not a citizen or national of the United States”].
Technical Update - Communicating with Centers for Disease Control and PreventionMay 03, 2019
This technical update removes references to sending documents to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by mail or fax. CDC now prefers all requests for waiver consultations and any subsequent notifications from USCIS to be communicated by email.
POLICY ALERT - Waiver Policies and ProceduresAugust 23, 2017
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance to address the general policies and procedures applicable to the adjudication of waivers of inadmissibility.
POLICY ALERT - Determining Extreme HardshipOctober 21, 2016
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing policy guidance on determinations of extreme hardship to qualifying relatives as required by certain statutory waiver provisions. This guidance becomes effective December 5, 2016.
POLICY ALERT - Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation Grounds of InadmissibilityMarch 25, 2014
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance on the fraud and willful misrepresentation grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) and the corresponding waiver under INA 212(i).
POLICY ALERT - Health-Related Grounds of Inadmissibility and WaiversJanuary 28, 2014
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is issuing guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(1) and corresponding waivers under INA 212(g).