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Application for Waiver of Excludability. Individuals who are inadmissable to the United States but have applied for legal residency under Sections 245A or 210 of the Immigration and Nationality Act may request a waiver of the grounds of excludability for humanitarian, family unity, or national interest reasons.

Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status. This form is used to certify the health of an alien seeking to adjust status as a visitor or immigrant to the United States.

Notice of Appeal of Decision. This form is used to notify the Immigration and Naturalization Service that an alien denied permanent residence, temporary residence or a waiver of grounds of excludability under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA) is appealing the decision to the Commissioner of INS.

Application for Replacement Employment Authorization or Temporary Residence Card. This form is used to apply for a replacement employment authorization card or temporary residence card under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

Application to Adjust Status From Temporary to Permanent Resident. This form is used to apply for adjustment to permanent resident status under the amnesty program provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).

Refugee/Asylee Relative Petition. If you have been admitted to the United States as a refugee or if you were granted status in the United States as an asylee within the previous two years, you may request follow-to-join benefits for your spouse and/or unmarried children under 21 years of age.

Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence. This form is used by a conditional resident who obtained status through marriage to apply to remove the conditions on his or her residence.

Application for Employment Authorization. Certain aliens who are temporarily in the United States may file a Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, to request an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Other aliens who are authorized to work in the United States without restrictions should also used this form to apply to the INS for a document evidencing such authorization.

Liberian Deferred Enforced Departure Supplement to I-765.

Application for Family Unity Benefits. This form is for requesting initial benefits under the Family Unity Program, or to request an extension of such benefits.

Application for Temporary Protected Status. This form is to apply for a temporary immigration status granted to eligible nationals of designated countries.

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