If your visa application to enter the United States has been denied and you have been declared inadmissible and refused a green card or other immigration benefits, you can appeal the decision and request an I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility. A Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility, is used by applicants for immigrant visas, non-immigrant fiancé visas, V visas, and adjustment of status to request a waiver of the following grounds of inadmissibility in the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA). USCIS offices overseas may, in extraordinary circumstances, use their discretion to decide whether to approve or deny a request to expedite your Form I-601.
In this video, we are going to discuss the 5 reasons that USCIS will grant a request to expedite your I-601:
A finding of inadmissibility can be a devastating turn of events. In general, you will likely need to file for a waiver on Form I-601 when you are outside of the United States.
A common question is whether the case can be expedited. USCIS may in extraordinary circumstances grant an expedite request on a case by case basis. However, “the strong desire to immigrate to the US as soon as possible is not itself “extraordinary” for USCIS.”
USCIS may expedite a petition or application if it meets one (1) or more of the following criteria:
1. Severe financial loss to a person;
2. Emergency situation, i.e. the applicant is gravely ill;
3. Humanitarian reasons, i.e. outbreak of war in the home country;
4. USCIS error; or
5. Compelling US government interest.
Here are some examples of extraordinary circumstances as listed in previous USCIS policy memorandums:
• The applicant has urgent and critical medical needs that cannot be addressed in the applicant’s country;
• An applicant’s family member in the United States has a serious medical condition and has urgent and critical medical needs related to that condition that require the applicant to assist the family member in the United States
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