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I-212: Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission Into the United States After Deportation or Removal  

In general, if you have a prior order of removal as an arriving alien or a prior order of expedited removal, you must remain outside of the United States for five years before you can be admitted to the United States. By filing an I-212 application, you may be eligible to return to the U.S. sooner.  Similarly, if you have a removal order issued by an immigration judge, you may be eligible to return to the U.S. before ten years have passed by filing an I-212 application. This application is also available to individuals who have been ordered removed from the United States more than once and who otherwise would be required to remain outside of the country for 20 years before reapplying for admission. If you opt to remain outside of the United States for the required time period, filing an I-212 may not be necessary.  

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What If I Never Departed the United States?  

If an individual with a prior removal order never left the U.S. but will need to depart the United States to attend a visa interview at a U.S. consulate abroad, he or she may be eligible to apply for a conditional I-212 prior to departing the United States. If you have an old removal order and are currently in the United States, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney to determine if the conditional I-212 is an option that is available to you, along with any necessary waivers, and whether you should seek to reopen your removal case.   

Other Instances Where an I-212 Is Necessary 

An individual who was unlawfully present in the U.S. for more than one year and later re-entered or attempted to re-enter without permission will need to spend ten years outside of the United States before he or she can be admitted. This is commonly referred to as the “permanent bar.” Once ten years have passed, the individual must file the I-212 application to request permission to enter the U.S. 

The permanent bar also applies to an individual who was ordered removed from the United States and then re-entered or attempted to re-enter without permission. This individual will also need to apply for permission to re-enter the United States by filing the I-212 application after ten years have passed. Again, the ten years must be spent outside the United States. 

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