9 FAM 305.3

Waivers for Nonimmigrant Visas Applicants

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)
(Office of Origin: CA/VO/L/R)

9 FAM 305.3-1  Waivers for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Ineligible based on Inadequate Documentation or Qualification

9 FAM 305.3-1(A)  Presumption of Immigrant Status - INA 214(b)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available: There is no wavier available for INA 214(b). 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 214(b), see 9 FAM 302.1-2.

9 FAM 305.3-1(B)  Documentation Requirements for Immigrants - INA 212(a)(7)(A)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Not Applicable: INA 212(a)(7)(A) does not apply to nonimmigrant visa applicants. 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(7)(A), see 9 FAM 302.1-3.

9 FAM 305.3-1(C)  Documentation Requirements for Nonimmigrants - INA 212(a)(7)(B)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(4) waiver is available for nonimmigrant not in possession of a passport valid for six months, a nonimmigrant visa, or a border crossing card on the basis of:

(1)  unforeseen emergency in individual cases;

(2)  reciprocity to nationals of foreign contiguous territory or of  adjacent islands (and residents of those territories or islands having a common nationality with such nations).

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(7)(A), see 9 FAM 302.1-4.

9 FAM 305.3-1(D)  Labor Certification Requirements - INA 212(a)(5)(A)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Not Applicable: INA 212(a)(5)(A) does not apply to nonimmigrant visa applicants.   

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(5)(A), see 9 FAM 302.1-5.

9 FAM 305.3-1(E)  Unqualified Physicians - INA 212(a)(5)(B)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Not Applicable: INA 212(a)(5)(B) does not apply to nonimmigrant visa applicants. 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(5)(B), see 9 FAM 302.1-6.

9 FAM 305.3-1(F)  Uncertified Foreign Healthcare Workers - INA 212(a)(5)(C)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissibility under INA 212(a)(5)(C); discretion must be applied on a case-by-case basis in recommending a waiver. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(5)(C), see 9 FAM 302.1-7.

9 FAM 305.3-1(G)  Failure of Application to Comply with INA - INA 221(G)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available, but the inadmissibility may be overcome. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 221(g), see 9 FAM 302.1-8.

9 FAM 305.3-2  Waiver for Nonimmigrant applicants Ineligible based on Medical Grounds

9 FAM 305.3-2(A)  Communicable Diseases - INA 212(a)(1)(A)(i)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(1)(A)(i).

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(1)(A)(i) see 9 FAM 302.2-5.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-2(B)  Required Vaccinations - INA 212(a)(1)(A)(ii)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(1)(A)(ii).

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(1)(A)(ii) see 9 FAM 302.2-6.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3

9 FAM 305.3-2(C)  Disorder or Condition Posing a Threat to Property or Safety - INA 212(a)(1)(A)(iii)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(1)(A)(iii), subject to conditions that may be proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), such as a requirements that a family member or medical escort accompany the applicant. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(1)(A)(iii) see 9 FAM 302.2-7.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3

9 FAM 305.3-2(D)  Drug Abuse or Addiction - INA 212(a)(1)(A)(iv)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(1)(A)(iv) upon your recommendation to DHS/USCIS. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(1)(A)(iv) see 9 FAM 302.2-8.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-3  Waiver for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Ineligible Based on Criminal Grounds

9 FAM 305.3-3(A)  Crimes of Moral Turpitude - INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  For those that fall under the exceptions to inadmissibility provide for in INA 212(a)(2)(A), an INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant applicants.  Factors in considering whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offense, possible rehabilitation of the alien’s character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien’s proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(I) see 9 FAM 302.3-2.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-3(B)  Multiple Criminal Convictions - INA 212(a)(2)(B)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available: An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(2)(B).  Factors in considering whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offense, possible rehabilitation of the alien’s character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien’s proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(B), see 9 FAM 302.3-4.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers, see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-3(C)  Prostitution and Commercialized Vice - INA 212(a)(2)(D)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(2)(D).  Factors in considering whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offense, possible rehabilitation of the alien’s character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien’s proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(D) see 9 FAM 302.3-6.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-3(D)  Criminal Activity Where Immunity Asserted - INA 212(a)(2)(E)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(2)(E).  Factors in considering whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offense, possible rehabilitation of the alien’s character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien’s proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(E) see 9 FAM 302.3-7.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-3(E)  Human Traffickers - INA 212(a)(2)(G)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(2)(G).   

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(G) see 9 FAM 302.3-8. For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-3(F)  Money Laundering - INA 212(a)(2)(I)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available: An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(2)(I).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(I) see 9 FAM 302.3-9.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-4  Waiver for Nonimmigrant visa Applicants Ineligible Based on Controlled Substance violations

9 FAM 305.3-4(A)  Crimes involving Controlled Substance Violations - INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II).  Factors in considering whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offense, possible rehabilitation of the alien’s character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien’s proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(A)(i)(II) see 9 FAM 302.4-2.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-4(B)  Controlled Substance Trafficking - INA 212(a)(2)(C)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(2)(A)(2)(C).  Factors in considering whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offense, possible rehabilitation of the alien’s character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien’s proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(C) see 9 FAM 302.4-3.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-5  Waiver for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Ineligible Based on nationality security Grounds

9 FAM 305.3-5(A)  Intent to Commit Espionage or Sabotage - INA 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(I)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicant inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(I), but inadmissibility applies only to current circumstances.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(I) see 9 FAM 302.5-2.

9 FAM 305.3-5(B)  Intent to Violate Export Control Laws Related to Goods, Technology, or Sensitive Information - INA 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(II)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(II), but inadmissibility applies only to current circumstances.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(II) see 9 FAM 302.5-3.

9 FAM 305.3-5(C)  Intent to Commit an Unlawful Act in the U.S. - INA 212(a)(3)(A)(ii)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(A)(ii), but inadmissibility applies only to current circumstances. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(A)(ii) see 9 FAM 302.5-4.

9 FAM 305.3-5(D)  Intent to Overthrow the U.S. Government - INA 212(a)(3)(A)(iii)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(A)(iii), but inadmissibility applies only to current circumstances. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(A)(iii) see 9 FAM 302.5-5.

9 FAM 305.3-5(E)  Immigrant Membership in Totalitarian Party - INA 212(a)(3)(D)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Grounds Not Applicable:  INA 212(a)(3)(D) applies only to immigrant visa applicants. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(D) see 9 FAM 302.5-6.

9 FAM 305.3-6  Waiver for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Ineligible Based on Terrorism-Related Grounds

9 FAM 305.3-6(A)  Terrorist Activities - INA 212(a)(3)(B)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(B).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(B) see 9 FAM 302.6-2.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-6(B)  Association with Terrorist Organization - INA 212(a)(3)(F)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(F).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(F) see 9 FAM 302.6-3.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-7  Waiver for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Ineligible Based on Human Rights Violations

9 FAM 305.3-7(A)  Participation in Violations of Religious Freedom - INA 212(A)(2)(G)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(2)(G).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(2)(G) see 9 FAM 302.7-3.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-7(B)  Participation in Nazi Persecutions - INA 212(a)(3)(E)(i)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(E)(i).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(E)(i) see 9 FAM 302.7-4.

9 FAM 305.3-7(C)  Participation in Genocide - INA 212(a)(3)(E)(ii)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(E)(ii).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(E)(ii) see 9 FAM 302.7-5.

9 FAM 305.3-7(D)  Participation in Torture - INA 212(a)(3)(E)(iii)(I)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(E)(iii) for participation in acts of torture.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(E)(iii) see 9 FAM 302.7-6.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-7(E)  Participation in Extrajudicial Killings - INA 212(a)(3)(E)(iii)(II)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(E)(iii) for participation in extrajudicial killing(s).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(E)(iii) see 9 FAM 302.7-7.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-7(F)  Participation in the Use or Recruitment of Child Soldiers - INA 212(a)(3)(G)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(G).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(G) see 9 FAM 302.7-8.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-7(G)  Participation in Force or Coercive Abortion or Sterilization - 8 U.S.C. 1182e

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Waiver Available:  8 U.S.C. 1182e may be waived if the Secretary of State determines that it is important to the national interest of the United States to do so and provides written notification to the appropriate congressional committees containing justification for the waiver. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on 8 U.S.C. 1182e see 9 FAM 302.7-9.

9 FAM 305.3-7(H)  Participation in Coercive Organ or Tissue Transplantation - 8 U.S.C. 1182f

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Waiver Available:  8 U.S.C. 1182f may be waived if the Secretary of State determines that it is important to the national interest of the United States to do so, and no later than 30 days after the issuance of a visa, the Secretary provides written notification to the appropriate Congressional committee containing a justification for the waiver.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on 8 U.S.C. 1182f see 9 FAM 302.7-10.

9 FAM 305.3-8  Waiver for Nonimmigrant visa applicants ineligible based on public charge Grounds - INA 212(a)(4)(A)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(4)(A).   Applicants may overcome the finding by presenting evidence to convince you that the inadmissibility no longer applies. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(4)(A) see 9 FAM 302.8.

9 FAM 305.3-9  Waiver for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Ineligible Based on Immigration Violation-Related Grounds

9 FAM 305.3-9(A)  Present Without Admission of Parole - INA 212(a)(6)(A)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Not Applicable:  INA 212(a)(6)(A) does not apply at the time of nonimmigrant visa application.     

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(6)(A) see 9 FAM 302.9-2.

9 FAM 305.3-9(B)  Failure to Attend Removal Proceeding - INA 212(a)(6)(B)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(6)(B).

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(6)(B) see 9 FAM 302.9-3.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(C)  Misrepresentation - INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(6)(C)(i) see 9 FAM 302.9-4.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(D)  Falsely Claiming Citizenship - INA 212(a)(6)(C)(ii)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(6)(C)(ii).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States.     

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(6)(C)(ii) see 9 FAM 302.9-5.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(E)  Stowaways - INA 212(a)(6)(D)

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

a. Waiver Available:  INA 212(a)(6)(D) does not apply at the time of nonimmigrant visa application.   

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(6)(D) see 9 FAM 302.9-6.

9 FAM 305.3-9(F)  Smugglers - INA 212(a)(6)(E)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(6)(E).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(6)(E) see 9 FAM 302.9-7.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(G)  Subject to Civil Penalty - INA 212(a)(6)(F)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible  under INA 212(a)(6)(F).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(6)(F) see 9 FAM 302.9-8.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(H)  Student Visa Abusers - INA 212(a)(6)(G)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible  under INA 212(a)(6)(G).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(6)(G) see 9 FAM 302.9-9.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(I)  Aliens Subject to INA 222(g)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  INA 222(g) cannot be waived unless the Secretary of State finds extraordinary circumstances warrant a waiver. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 222(g) see 9 FAM 302.1-9.

9 FAM 305.3-9(J)  Ineligible for Citizenship - INA 212(a)(8)(A)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available: INA 212(a)(8)(A) does not apply to nonimmigrant visa applicants. 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(8)(A) see 9 FAM 302.10.

9 FAM 305.3-9(K)  Aliens Who Departed or Remained Outside the United States to Avoid Military Service - INA 212(a)(8)(B)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(8)(B).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(8)(B) see 9 FAM 302.10-3For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(L)  Individuals Previously Removed - INA 212(a)(9)(A)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(9)(A).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States.

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(9)(A) see 9 FAM 302.11-2.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(M)  Individuals Unlawfully Present - INA 212(a)(9)(B)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available: An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(9)(B).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States. 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(9)(B) see 9 FAM 302.11-3For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-9(N)  Individuals Unlawfully Present After Previous Immigration Violation - INA 212(a)(9)(C)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available: An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(9)(C).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States. 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(9)(C) see 9 FAM 302.11-4.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-10  Waiver for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Ineligible Based on Other Grounds

9 FAM 305.3-10(A)  Practicing Polygamists - INA 212(a)(10)(A)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Not Applicable: INA 212(a)(10)(A) is not applicable to nonimmigrant visa applicants.   

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(10)(A) see 9 FAM 302.12-2.

9 FAM 305.3-10(B)  Guardian Required to Accompany Helpless Alien - INA 212(a)(10)(B)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Not Applicable: INA 212(a)(10)(B) does not apply at the time of visa application. 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(10)(B) see 9 FAM 302.12-3.

9 FAM 305.3-10(C)  International Child Abduction - INA 212(a)(10)(C)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available: An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(10)(C).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States. 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(10)(C) see 9 FAM 302.12-4For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-10(D)  Unlawful Voters - INA 212(a)(10)(D)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(10)(D).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(10)(D) see 9 FAM 302.12-5.  For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-10(E)  Former Citizens Who Renounced Citizenship to Avoid Taxation - INA 212(a)(10)(E)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  An INA 212(d)(3)(A) waiver is available for nonimmigrants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(10)(E).  Factors to be considered in deciding whether to recommend a waiver include the nature and date of the offence, possible rehabilitation of the alien's character, and the necessity for, or urgency of, the alien's proposed trip to the United States. 

b. Additional Information: For additional information on INA 212(a)(10)(E) see 9 FAM 302.12-6For additional information on INA 212(d)(3)(A) waivers see 9 FAM 305.4-3.

9 FAM 305.3-10(F)  Former Exchange Visitors - INA 212(e)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  The foreign residence requirement of INA 212(e) maybe waiver by DHS upon recommendation from CA/VO/DO/W. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(e) see 9 FAM 302.13-2.

9 FAM 305.3-10(G)  Unauthorized Disclosure of United States Confidential Business Information - Section 103 of Public Law 105-277

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. No Waiver Available:  There is no waiver available for immigrant visa applicants inadmissible under Section 103 of Public Law 105-277. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 103 see 9 FAM 302.13-3.

9 FAM 305.3-10(H)  Frivolous Asylum Applications - INA 208(d)(6)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. No Waiver Available:  There is no waiver available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 208(d)(6). 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 208(d)(6) see 9 FAM 302.13-4.

9 FAM 305.3-10(I)  Waivers of Rights, Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities - INA 214(b) and INA 247(b)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Not Applicable:  This inadmissibility does not apply to nonimmigrant visa applicants. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 103 see 9 FAM 302.13-5.

9 FAM 305.3-11  Waiver for Nonimmigrant Visa Applicants Ineligible Based on Sanctions Activities

9 FAM 305.3-11(A)  Adverse Foreign Policy Consequences - INA 212(a)(3)(C)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. No Waiver Available:  No waiver is available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(a)(3)(C), but inadmissibility applies only to current circumstances.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on INA 212(a)(3)(C) see 9 FAM 302.14-2.

9 FAM 305.3-11(B)  Suspension of Entry by the President - INA 212(f)

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. No Waiver Available:  There is no waiver available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under INA 212(f). 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 401 see 9 FAM 302.14-3.

9 FAM 305.3-11(C)  Individuals Who Aided and Abetted Colombian Insurgent and Paramilitary Groups - Section 3205 of Public Law 106-246

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  Section 3205 can be waived:

(1) If the Secretary finds, on a case-by-case basis, that the entry into the United States of a person who would otherwise be inadmissible under this section is necessary for medical reasons;

(2)  To permit the prosecution of such person in the United States or when the person has cooperated fully with the investigation of crimes committed by individuals associated with the Revolutionary Armed Forces in Colombia (FARC), the National Liberation Army (ELN), or the United Colombian Self Defense Organization (AUC); or

(3) The President determines that the waiver is in the national interest.

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 3205 see 9 FAM 302.14-4.

9 FAM 305.3-11(D)  Individuals Involved in Confiscation of Property of a U.S. National - Section 401 of Public Law 104-114

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  Section 401 may be waived where the Secretary finds, on a case-by-case basis, that entry into the United States of the person who would otherwise be inadmissible is necessary for medical reasons or for litigation purposes of an action under Title III of Public Law 104-114. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 401, see 9 FAM 302.14-5.

9 FAM 305.3-11(E)  Visa Sanctions

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. No Waiver Available:  There is no waiver available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under visa sanctions. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 401 see 9 FAM 302.14-6.

9 FAM 305.3-11(F)  Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act - Section 501 of Public Law 112-158

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. No Waiver Available:  There is no waiver available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under Section 501 of Public Law 112-158. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 501 see 9 FAM 302.14-7.

9 FAM 305.3-11(G)  Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 - Section 405 of Public Law 112-208

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. Waiver Available:  The Secretary may authorize a waiver to meet U.S. obligations under the U.N. Headquarters Agreement or other international obligations, or in cases in the national security interests of the United States

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 405 see 9 FAM 302.14-8.

9 FAM 305.3-11(H)  Participation in Certain Political Killings - Section 616 of Public Law 105-277

(CT:VISA-287;   02-17-2017)

a. No Waiver Available:  There is no waiver available for nonimmigrant visa applicants inadmissible under Section 616 of Public Law 105-277. 

b. Additional Information:  For additional information on Section 616 see 9 FAM 302.14-9.