Form I-602 Application by Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludabiltiy
INSTRUCTIONS : APPLICATION OF REFUGEE FOR WAIVER OF GROUNDS OF EXCLUDABILITY (Form I-602)
• The Form I-602, titled the Application of Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability, is required for a refugee who has been found inadmissible to the United States for reasons such as a felony conviction or the presence of health conditions. The Form I-602 will enable this individual to apply for a waiver of such inadmissibility on the grounds of humanitarian reasons, national interest or family unity. The Form I-602 will be filed with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service office that processed the refugee’s original I-590 form.
• The Form I-602 consists of three pages; the first page will ask for basic information, including your family name, your full name, your present full address, your date of birth, your country of birth and your country of citizenship.
• The next portion of the Form I-602 will allow to explain why you were ruled inadmissible or ineligible for adjustment of status. Once you have given the reasons for your label, you will then check the box requesting your justification for being granted your Waiver; the reasons, as stated before include humanitarian reasons, to assure family unity and in public interest. Once you have checked the appropriate box, you will list the reasons for receiving your waiver; a large space is provided for you to illustrate your justification. Once you have submitted this information you must sign and date the document to satisfy the requirements of the Form I-602. The remaining sections of the document will be filed by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service; these sections will notify their decision and will elucidate upon why they reached that particular decision.
• If you are granted a waiver, you must satisfy part 3 of the application when the document is sent back to you; this section is simply an oath and requires you agree to go directly to the physician or health facility named in the document, present copies of your medical examination, agree to treatment if required and remain under such treatment. Following your signature to uphold this oath the document will be signed by a medical provider and will be officially completed.