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9 FAM 305
WAIVERS

9 FAM 305.1

Types of Waivers Available

(CT:VISA-1155;   09-16-2020)
(Office of Origin: CA/VO)

9 FAM 305.1-1  Statutory and Regulatory Authorities

9 FAM 305.1-1(A)  Immigration and Nationality Act

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

INA 212(d)(3)(A) (8 U.S.C. 1182(d)(3)(A)).

9 FAM 305.1-1(B)  Code of Federal Regulations

(CT:VISA-1;   11-18-2015)

22 CFR 40.301.

9 FAM 305.1-2  ina 212(d)(3)(a) wAIVERS

(CT:VISA-686;   10-04-2018)

Section 212(d)(3)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides for a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) waiver of INA 212(a) ineligibilities (except for INA 212(a)(3)(A)(i)(I), INA 212(a)(3)(A)(ii), INA 212(a)(3)(A)(iii), INA 212(a)(3)(C), INA 212(a)(3)(E)(i), and INA 212(a)(3)(E)(ii)) for nonimmigrant visa applicants.

9 FAM 305.1-3  Other ina 212 wAIVERS

(CT:VISA-112;   04-14-2016)

There are a number of other waivers specifically written into sections of the INA.  These waivers are discussed in the respective FAM subchapters relating to the grounds of ineligibility.  The Ineligibilities or Grounds of Refusals Applicability and Waivers chart provides you with an overview of the grounds of ineligibility/refusal and possible waiver and where in the FAM to find more information on each ground.

 

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