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Even if you are inadmissible as either a non-immigrant or an immigrant (permanent resident) because of a prior history of criminal activity, unlawful presence or health reasons, it may still be possible to file a waiver which is an application requesting special permission to receive a visa even though you are inadmissible.

Non-immigrant visa interview: Waivers expanded

State Department expands waiver of some non-immigrant visa applicant interviews In an effort to manage an increasing workload with less resources, the U.S. Department of State has added a large number of nonimmigrant visa applicants to the list of those for whom interviews may be waived. The program became effective on January 19, 2012 and… read more