In some cases, an individual may have something in their past which prevents them from being eligible for a visa or permanent residency in the United States. Immigration law provides for certain waivers which, if granted, may allow the person to still obtain a visa or residency. The attorneys at Sobel & Erwin, PLLC are experienced with the waiver process and have helped many clients achieve their immigration dreams by having a waiver granted.
Types of U.S. Immigration Waivers
• I-601 Waivers, which can waive removal for spouses, fiancé(e)s, and children of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who can demonstrate that their spouse or parent would suffer “extreme hardship” if the foreign national is not allowed to remain in (or return to) the United States.
• I-601A Provisional Waivers, which allows certain relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to apply for provisional waivers similar to those noted in I-601 Waiver above.
• I-212 Waivers, which allow foreign nationals to apply for early readmission into the U.S. after having been previously removed and before they have met their statutory period of stay outside the U.S.
When is a Waiver Necessary?
There are many reasons why a foreign national would need to secure a waiver before applying for a visa or entering the U.S. legally:
• If you were deported or removed from the U.S.,
• If you entered the U.S. without being properly inspected and admitted,
• If you overstayed the time allowed to you on a visa,
• If you were charged with or convicted of a crime,
• If you ever submitted fraudulent documents or gave false information in a visa application.
In many cases we handle, our clients know before they leave the U.S. that they will need a waiver to return. We can help you start the process immediately to help ensure that you are allowed back into the U.S. as soon as possible.
Waivers are very fact-specific inquiries, and each family must make their own decision whether to seek a waiver. At Sobel & Erwin we take the time to explain the waiver process to you and carefully analyze your case so that we can help you reach an educated decision regarding filing a waiver.
Waivers are a complicated area of immigration law and the attorneys at Sobel & Erwin are happy to discuss the waivers that may be available to you. Get sound legal advice before going forward with any application.
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