Battered Spouse Waiver Regulations 8 C.F.R. 216.5 Annotated Overruled Provisions (2021) [pdf]

These regulations govern conditional residence for immigrant spouses of U.S. citizens and have been significantly outdated for many years. The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 statutorily over ruled 8 C.F.R. 216.5(e)(3)(iv)-(vii) and VAWA confidentiality which became law in 1996 impacts 8 C.F.R. 216.5(e)(3)(viii).