Waivers of Inadmissibility

Some applicants for immigration benefits may be considered "inadmissible" to the U.S. because of immigration or criminal violations, fraud or misrepresentation, or prior removal/deportation orders. Based on a finding of inadmissibility, U.S. immigration authorities may deny applications for visas or adjustment of status. In certain cases, a waiver of inadmissibility may be available, depending on the charges against the applicant and the type of visa for which he or she has applied.