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Inadmissible is an adjective used for something or someone not allowed or worthy of being admitted. In the rules of evidence, inadmissible would mean evidence that would be excluded in a court of law. Inadmissible or inadmissibility refers to unfit evidence in each legal action. Inadmissibility would arise from a prohibition such as enjoining of parol evidence which contradicts a written and executed contract. In immigration law, it would be foreign personnel who are ineligible to enter a country. In a United States-specific context, being inadmissible would mean being ineligible to enter the United States (or obtain any type of visa or green card) on the grounds of inadmissibility found at Immigration and Nationality Act Section 1212, or 8 U.S. Code Section 1182. Commonly applied grounds of inadmissibility include having a criminal record, a history of certain immigration law violations, being without a source of financial support, or having a communicable disease.

[Last updated in April of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team]