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Misrepresentation waiver after approval notice from USCIS

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I applied for visa and a waiver of inadmissibility to re-enter thr U.S. after USCIS approved I-130 petition. USCIS denied my I-601 waiver, and I appealed this decision to the AAO. AAO remanded my case to USCIS for possible revocation of the I-130 approval, claiming there is evidence of sham marriage. The USCIS reaffirmed its approval of the I-130, they found there werw no substantial and probative evidence of prior marriage fraud. The consulate abroad(embassy of U.S. in Vilnius) still wants misrepresentation waiver for prior marriage. Is it necessary? Thank you

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Yes. You still need an approved waiver.


I'd want to see the correspondence from the consulate indicating they require a waiver and compare it to all of the documentation from CIS and the AAO. There may be a mis-communication and there also may be a misapplication of the law by the consulate.


Yes, you need both forms to be approved before the US Consul can approve the final immigrant visa.

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You were previously required to file a waiver of inadmissibility. The fact that your I-130 has been affirmed after review does not necessarily negate the need for a waiver of inadmissibility. However, I would need to review the decisions as well as any information you received from the consulate to determine how to proceed with this matter.

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