my friend has overstayed his b1 visa by 2 years and back to his home country, can he travel backt= to the U.S on the same visa and fill up the I-192 form.
The I-192 is the form completed for a nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility. This form is limited to Canadians applying for the waiver through U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Other applicants would not use this form, and instead would request a nonimmigrant waiver of inadmissibility through the U.S. consulate abroad.
I agree, but it does not appear that he will qualify for an unlawful presence waiver. He may consider what is known as a 212(d)(3). If he takes his chances and enters the U.S., then any attempt to eventually adjust status will be complicated by his unlawful presense. In addition, he runs the risk of being turnaround at an airport, that is, being found summarily inadmissible, among other things.
I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before he takes any further action. Good luck.
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