Final Rule on the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Process

Posted on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 at 10:26 am

The final rule posted in the Federal Register establishes a new process for certain individuals to apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers without leaving the United States.  This change allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are physically present in the United States and are seeking permanent residence to apply for and receive provisional unlawful presence waivers before departing the U.S. for consular processing of their immigrant visa applications abroad.  This new process will reduce the amount of time that U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives while those family members go through the immigrant visa process to become permanent residents. Learn more.

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