Waivers for Health-Related Inadmissibility-INA § 212(g)

INA § 212(g)(1) provides a waiver for persons who are inadmissible because of having a communicable disease of public significance. The government may waive this inadmissibility ground for an individual who is the parent, spouse, or unmarried son or daughter of a United States citizen, Landed Permanent Resident, or immigrant visa recipient.

Under the Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA"), VAWA waivers require only that the visa applicant qualify as a VAWA self-petitioner. There is no statutoy requirement for a qualifying relative to receive a VAWA waiver.