I was recently deported a second time for being unlawfully in the U.S. and received a permanent bar to entry on my deportation order. When is the earliest that I can apply for a waiver to come into the U.S.?
The general rule is that there is no waiver of inadmissibility when individuals have acquired a permanent bar to entry due to unlawful presence. However, there are some exceptions to this rule. In addition, non-immigrants may later be admitted as a matter of discretion. In those circumstances (with the exception of asylees and refugees), the person applying for a waiver of the permanent bar and consent for entry must be outside of the U.S. for a period of 10 years before he/she is able to submit a waiver request.