I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver


Certain immigrant visa applicants who are relatives of U.S. citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs) may use this application to request a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence grounds of inadmissibility under Immigration and Nationality Act Section 212 (a)(9)(B), before departing the United States to appear at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate for an immigrant visa interview. For more information, see the Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver webpage.

Important Reminders

To help ensure that USCIS accepts your Form I-601A for processing:

  • Attach either:
    • A copy of the correct Department of State (DOS) immigrant visa processing fee receipt; or
    • A printout from the Electronic Diversity Visa Entrant Status Check page confirming that you are either a selectee or a derivative of a selectee.

Information for Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point