Waiver of Inadmissibility
United States immigration law prohibits that individuals come into the US under certain circumstances. However, the US law also provides that these “inadmissible” individuals can be granted a visa if specific requirements related to their ground of inadmissibility are met. For many of these grounds of inadmissibility, an individual has the opportunity to request a waiver when his or her visa application is denied.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 212 enumerates the various grounds under which an individual can be found inadmissible. Moreover, some of these basis of inadmissibility authorize a specific type of waiver or may require a general waiver.