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Nonimmigrant Waivers


For foreign nationals who are looking into visiting the United States for a temporary period of time, sometimes, certain immigration laws will prevent them from being admitted into the United States at a port of entry or consulate office. These immigration laws are referred to as the "grounds of inadmissibility" and often include: criminal history, record of illness, using a visa inappropriately, or other negative factors.

Fortunately, for these foreign nationals, immigration law also provides waivers for most of these "grounds of inadmissibility." A waiver is a form of forgiveness granted by the government. There is one waiver in particular, the "Hranka" waiver that tends to apply in most of these cases. Keeping in mind that the "Hranka" waiver can only be used by someone who is traveling to the United States for a temporary period of time, it can be applied for at both a United States consulate and port of entry.

Before a foreign national can apply for a waiver, the foreign national must first qualify for a nonimmigrant visa. In other words, a waiver can only be issued if the foreign national legally qualifies to enter the United States.

If you are a foreign national and you are not sure if you need a nonimmigrant waiver, please contact our office at (562) 464-6934 for a free consultation with one of our licensed attorneys. Our attorneys have experience in preparing the "Hranka" nonimmigrant waivers and have numerous success stories.