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waiver of ineligibilityIn immigration law certain foreign nationals are ineligible for visas to enter the United States for medical, criminal, security or other conditions and activities. Some applicants for visas are able to apply for permission to enter the United States despite the ineligibility. The applicant must apply for permission to enter the United States (waiver). Go to Classes of Aliens Ineligible to Receive Visas for more information. See also Ineligible/Ineligibility.
Source: Department of State. March 2007.