Help With Immigration Waivers from Experienced Fresno, CA Immigration Lawyers
There are many obstacles in the way to a successful immigration. Once obtained, circumstances can arise that may hurt an adjustment of status or even lead to deportation. At The Escamilla Law Offices located in Fresno, CA, our experienced immigration lawyers help individuals and families in the Central Valley (or any part of the U.S.) obtain inadmissibility waivers when applicable that will enable them to overcome these challenges.
A Waiver of Inadmissibility Can Help You Enter and Remain in the United States
Prior deportation orders, criminal activity, public dependency issues, health-related grounds (such as Hepatitis C or Tuberculosis), illegal entry and misrepresentation can all be grounds by which
Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) denies admission into the country. However, if you may be inadmissible and are still seeking an immigrant visa, adjustment of status, certain non-immigrant statuses or certain other immigration benefits, you may be able to obtain a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility. Obtaining a waiver requires filing the proper paperwork and providing appropriate evidence and information supporting the waiver request, such as your misrepresentation was unintentional or that you don’t represent any harm to the United States.
If you are abroad and ineligible for an immigrant or non-immigrant visa because of inadmissibility grounds, we can help you apply for a waiver with Form I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds
of Inadmissibility. We prepare the filing of your application to its adjudication by CIS and any appeals or motions to reopen or reconsider that may be necessary. If you have been removed, we can help you reapply for entry with an I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission.
Spend More Time With Your Family in the United States with a Provisional Waiver
Immediate relatives seeking legal permanent residency in the United States are required to return to their home country for their immigrant visa interview as part of the consular immigrant visa process. A provisional waiver (I-601A and DS-260) will allow you to remain in the United States with your family while a decision on your waiver application is pending, greatly reducing the amount of time you would otherwise be required to remain outside the United States.
To be eligible to apply for a provisional waiver, an applicant must meet the following conditions:
- Be an immediate relative of a United States Citizen (spouse, child, parent);
- Be the beneficiary of an approved immediate relative petition;
- Be 17 years of age or older;
- Be present in the United States at the time of filing the application for a provisional waiver and for bio-metrics collection at a USCIS Application Support Center;
- Have a case pending with the Department of State (DOS) based on the approved immediate relative petition and have paid the immigrant visa processing fee; and
- Show extreme hardship to the United States citizen spouse or parent.
Get Help With Your Waiver Application from an Experienced Fresno, CA Immigration Attorney
A regular waiver of inadmissibility or a provisional waiver is by no means automatic and sometimes challenging; it takes a thorough knowledge of the system and the ability to prepare a solid, persuasive case to convince the government to grant you a provisional waiver. Make the most of your chances for success by seeking help from an experienced Fresno, CA immigration lawyer with a record of success obtaining waivers for people in positions like your own. Contact The Escamilla Law Offices for sound advice and professional assistance or call (559) 435-2835