Certain medical conditions may render an individual inadmissible to the U.S. An I-601 Waiver for Communicable Disease may, in some cases, waive this classification. All medical conditions for the purposes of inadmissibility are classified, meaning a health condition may fall into one of two classes of designation. An individual found to have a “Class A” condition is inadmissible to the U.S., whereas an individual with a “Class B” condition is considered to have a serious physical or mental abnormality or disability, but is not necessarily inadmissible to the U.S.
One such health-related ground that triggers an individual’s inadmissibility is when an individual is found to have a communicable disease. In addition to USCIS, this area is also regulated by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). A list of communicable diseases is enumerated in the immigration legal code, or otherwise determined by the CDC if it has determined a threat exists regarding bringing the condition into the U.S., and that the condition would affect the health of the public.
An I-601 Waiver for Communicable Disease based on communicable disease requires no showing of hardship to an immediate relative. Rather, the waiver is discretionary and in some cases may require payment of a bond. The waiver is available for a spouse, parent or unmarried son or daughter of a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or immigrant visa recipient.
Surowitz Immigration, P.C.’s knowledgeable and experienced I-601 Waiver for Communicable Disease attorneys have a solid record of assisting individuals in acquiring waiver results. If you have questions and would like more information, contact us today.