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Can Visa Overstay Bars Be Waived?

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Question:
I know that because I overstayed my authorized time in the U.S., I have accrued unlawful presence and that I am subject to the three and ten-year bars. Are there any situations in which these bars are automatically waived?
Answer:
Yes. Currently, the three and ten year bars are waived for unlawful presence:
  • Prior to a child’s 18th birthday
  • While a bona fide asylum application is pending
  • While the applicant is under the family unity protection
  • For battered women and children