What is a 601-A provisional waiver?

  • Provisional waivers are a way to alleviate families having to be separated for a long period of time, leaving the United States without knowing whether or not they can come back.
  •  The provisional waiver allows you to go through the process inside the United States and get a decision on the waiver before you leave.
  •  If the provisional waiver is denied, then you stay in the United States. You don’t leave and you are no worse off than you were when you first consulted with an immigration lawyer or when you first made the application.