I-601 Waiver Application
If someone is seeking an immigrant visa, adjustment of status, certain non-immigrant statuses or other immigration benefits and that person is inadmissible to the USA, he/she must file the form I-601 to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility.
Tips for I-601A Waiver ApplicationI-601A Application Checklist
Many a times, applicants fail to complete certain items on their application. Please
Answer Part 1, Questions 27, 28.a., 28.b., and 29.a.;
Provide the USCIS Receipt Number for your approved Form I-130, Form I-140, or I-360 in Part 3,
Provide the Consular Case Number (NVC Case Number) in Part 3, Question 3.b.; and
Sign and date the application in Part 6, Questions 6.a and 6.b.
Form I-601A Document ChecklistPlease send the following items with your Form I-601A application:
U.S. Department of State (DOS) Immigrant Visa Processing Fee Receipt
o The Immigrant Visa Application Fee varies depending on your immigrant category.
o You can print the receipt from the Department of State website after you make the
payment. Make sure the National Visa Center (NVC) Case Number is clearly visible.
A copy of Form I-797 indicating approval of the underlying petition (Form I-130, Form I-140, or
Form I-360), if available
Proof of relationship to all qualifying relatives, if applicable
Proof of citizenship or lawful permanent resident status of qualifying relative(s), if applicable
Proof of extreme hardship (this is always required)
All related court dispositions if you answered “YES” for Questions 34 or 35
A statement from the qualifying relative certifying under penalty of perjury that the qualifying
relative would separate (remain in the U.S.) or relocate (move abroad with applicant) if the
applicant is denied admission.