Written by attorney Joseph Caraccio

Top Five Tips For a Winning I-601A Waiver Application

In 2013 USCIS began accepting I-601A provisional unlawful presence waivers. The 601A waiver allowed immediate relatives to apply to waive their unlawful presence before they left the US. Since this program began I have filed nearly 100 such Applications with great success. These are my top 5 tips.

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USCIS: Some resources regarding waivers including guides, samples, and additional information can be found at If you have specific questions you can submit them to me at

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