Think You Know Immigration Waivers? Take This Quiz!

Are you or a loved one considering filing one of the available immigration waivers?

Here is an 8 question, quick multiple choice quiz to test your knowledge!


1. I-601 Immigration Waivers Are Good For:

A. Crime

B. Fraud

C. The 3 and 10 Year Bars (Unlawful Presence)

D. All Of The Above


2. American Citizen or Green Card Holder Children are Qualifying Relatives for I-601 Immigration Waivers For:

A. The 3 and 10 Year Bars (Unlawful Presence)

B. Fraud

C. False Claims to United States Citizenship

D. Crime


3. I-601 Immigration Waivers Typically Require a Showing of:

A. Ordinary Hardship

B. Extraordinary Hardship

C. Exceptional Hardship

D. Extreme Hardship


4. I-601A Immigration Waivers Are Good For:

A. Crime

B. Fraud

C. Alien Smuggling

D. The 3 and 10 Year Bars (Unlawful Presence)


5. I-601A Immigration Waivers Are Available To:

A. Spouses of United States Citizens

B. Minor Children of United States Citizens

C. Parents of Adult United States Citizens

D. All Of The Above


6. I-601A Immigration Waivers Are Available To:

A. Border Crossers

B. Crew Member Visa Overstays

C. Fiancé Visa Overstays Who Wish To File Through Marriage To A New Spouse

D. All Of The Above


7. Eligibility For I-601A Immigration Waivers Are Limited To Those Whose:

A. Removal Proceedings Have Been Administratively Closed, Or Deferred, And Have Not Been Re-Calendared At The Time Of The 601A Filing

B. Removal Proceedings Have Been Terminated Or Dismissed

C. Removal Proceedings Had Been Administratively Closed, But Reopened To Grant Voluntary Departure

D. All Of The Above


8. I-601A Immigration Waivers Are Not Available To:

A. Aliens With Final Orders Of Removal

B. Aliens In Removal Proceedings (Unless The Removal Proceedings Are Administratively Closed)

C. Aliens Subject To Reinstatement Of A Prior Removal Order

D. All Of The Above



  • Immigration Waivers are a highly complex area of law.
  • Too many people attempt to file these cases without proper guidance.
  • These folks frequently receive denials.
  • If you are considering filing a 601, 601A, or other waiver, please make sure that you speak with an immigration attorney highly experienced in immigration waivers.


Written by: Harlan York

Immigration Attorney Harlan York is Former Chair, Immigration Section, NJ State Bar Association and Former Co-Chair, NY State Bar Association CFLS Immigration Committee. Mr. York appeared on National Television on CBS This Morning with Charlie Rose and Primer Impacto on Univision, as well as Telemundo, NBC, and PBS. He was honored as First Ever Immigration Lawyer of The Year in NJ by Best Lawyers.

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