1. Get a background check
When you apply for a visa, green card, or citizenship you will be fingerprinted and the government will use these to do a background check. If Immigration finds out that you are inadmissible or deportable, you may be deported.
2. Consult with a lawyer
Some people may be able to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility. Waivers of inadmissibility have different requirements that depend on the particular inadmissibility you want waived. Applying for a waiver requires more than filling out a form. In most cases, you must include other documents that explain why you should be granted a waiver. You should consult with an immigration attorney before applying for a waiver.
Updated: September 2017