Application for Advance Permission to Enter as a Nonimmigrant
What is an I-192 waiver?
An “inadmissible” nonimmigrant alien may apply for advance permission to temporarily enter the United States using Form I-192. “Inadmissible” means an applicant is physically present in the United States, but he or she has not been legally admitted in any status. Depending on the reason for an individual’s inadmissibility into the United States, Form I-192 allows him or her to seek “forgiveness” from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) and enter the United States on a temporary, or nonimmigrant, basis. Immigration officials apply a very high level of scrutiny to I-192 waivers, which is why which is why we recommend speaking about your case with an experienced immigration expert.
Who qualifies for an I-192 waiver?
Three classes of inadmissible foreign nationals are eligible to apply for an I-192 waiver:
(1) Inadmissible nonimmigrants already in possession of appropriate documents
(2) Applicants for T nonimmigrant status (Form I-914)
(3) Petitioners for U nonimmigrant status (Form I-918)
If you are an inadmissible nonimmigrant or a class of nonimmigrant whose is not required, you should file your application with U.S. Customs and Border Protection prior to the date of intended travel to the United States. If you are an applicant for T or U nonimmigrant status and are inadmissible, you should file your application with USCIS.
Our legal team at Yekrangi & Associates understands how important it may be to enter the United States on a temporary basis, oftentimes to visit family and friends. Contact an immigration attorney at Yekrangi & Associates today.