Waivers of Inadmissibility for those applying for a US visa with Arrests, Cautions, Criminal Convictions or prior US immigration violations.
Whether you are applying for a permanent US visa (aka the “green card”) or a temporary visa, there are two hurdles you must overcome:
1) that you are eligible for the particular visa in which you are applying and
2) that you are admissible to the United States.
This page is focusing on whether a person is admissible to the US. A person may be inadmissible and thus not allowed to enter the US for many reasons, but the majority of people applying for visas who are found to be inadmissible have a prior criminal arrest, caution or conviction, US immigration violation or have been found to have committed US visa fraud.
Please note that the UK Rehabilitation of Offenders Act does not apply to US immigration law which means that a no matter how long ago a criminal conviction occurred, a person must delclare that arrest, caution or conviction when applying for a visa or entry into the US.