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Hello. Looking for experienced opinion, more than legal advice. We have received approval for Form I-212 (permission to reapply for entry to the USA), but haven't heard about the approval for the Form I-601 (waiver of 10 year ban). Would it even be possible for the I-212 to be approved without the I-601 being approved?
We're eagerly waiting for a response to the e-inquiry we submitted because it's a few months out of the processing time and we haven't heard from USCIS. I just want to know if the 212 can be denied even though it's submitted in conjunction with the 601. Is that a possibility considering with the 212 they've already given you permission to reapply and enter the country again?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.

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ANSWER: Yes, form I-212 can be approved, even if the I-601 is not approved. And approval of the I-212 does not indicate the outcome of the I-601.

The I-212 has its own requirements, and is used for anyone who was deported int he past, but who wants to return. There are people who are eligible to apply for a non-immigrant waiver based on INA 212(d)(3), but who may not be otherwise eligible to enter as immigrants. The I-601 is a waiver for immigrant entry, and has different requirements than the 212(d)(3) waiver.

So it is possible to get the I-212 approved, and yet the I-601 denied. Remember the I-212 is for permission to seek another visa. But theI-601 is for permission to seek entry to the US, by overcoming inadmissibility.

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Expert:  Expert James replied 1 year ago.

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