Common questions

How long does it take to process Form I-212?


How long does it take to process Form I-212?

Please allow at least 150 days from the date of submission of your Form I-212 before making an inquiry about the status of your application. A full review of your circumstances can take up to six months or longer. You may ask for an update by emailing [email protected].

Do you need a qualifying relative for an I-212?

Unlike an I-601 waiver, the 212 waiver does not require a qualifying relative or proof of extreme hardship. Your application needs to be submitted either at the consulate where the visa will be issued or at the USCIS office that has jurisdiction over the location of the original removal.

How long does a 212 waiver take?

The Filing Fee is $930. Unlike many other applications, USCIS does not have a consolidated Service Center, so the process is not efficient and can vary widely depending on where you are. In some places, your application could be approved in 3-6 months; in others, it might take over a year.

What is the difference between i-601 and i-212?

The I-212 and I-601 waiver applications are both required in many circumstances. Where the I-212 requests permission to apply to return to the U.S., the I-601 is actually the application to return. However, the I-212 and I-601 may often be confused with the I-601a, which is a provisional unlawful presence waiver.

What happens after a waiver is approved?

They will stamp your passport, making it valid for one year. Your passport will become your green card on a temporary basis. The actual, permanent green card will be issued to you within a year once you have entered the United States. A social security number will be assigned to this new green card.

Who needs an I-212 waiver?

The I-212 waiver is only one of many waivers that can provide relief for immigration violations under U.S. immigration law, however, only individuals who have been found inadmissible under sections 212(a)(9)(A) or 212(a)(9)(C) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) may apply for the I-212 waiver.

Who needs 212 waiver?

People who are permanently inadmissible following a deportation can apply for an I-212 waiver if: They have remained outside the U.S. for at least 10 years since their departure, or. They qualify for relief as a refugee or victim of domestic violence under certain U.S. or international programs.

What is the difference between i 601 and i-212?

Does I-212 expire?

Applying for an I-212 Waiver This requires submitting an Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United State After Deportation or Removal (Form I-212). This form, once approved by USCIS, does not expire, unless the agency revokes your I-212 waiver.

¿Cuándo se resuelven las solicitudes de perdón?

En la actualidad, la totalidad de las solicitudes de perdón I-212 se resuelven en menos de 180 días, es decir, seis meses. En el momento en el que se escribe este artículo, la cuota por aplicar es de $930, que debe pagarse al Servicio de Inmigración y Ciudadanía (USCIS, por sus siglas en inglés).

¿Cuándo es necesario solicitar este perdón?

¿Cuándo NO es necesario solicitar este perdón? No todos los extranjeros que han sido expulsados o deportados de Estados Unidos necesitan este perdón como paso previo para solicitar una visa no inmigrante -como por ejemplo la de turista o trabajo temporal – o una visa de inmigrante para la tarjeta de residencia (green card).

¿Cómo se pide el perdón en la visa no inmigrante?

Por regla general el perdón se pide llenando el formulario I-212, si bien hay unas pocas excepciones cuando se solicita una visa no inmigrante en determinados consulados de los Estados Unidos.