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.
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.