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Waiver Applications

Inadmissibility waiver from abroad

Under some circumstances, foreign nationals who have been found ineligible for an immigrant visa to enter the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act may file an Application for Waiver of Ground of Inadmissibility (Form I-601). In order to obtain the waiver, the foreign national must prove “extreme hardship” to a qualifying relative in the United States.

The waiver and supporting documentation is then reviewed by the applicable U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office abroad. In certain consulates, if the waiver is readily approvable, the foreign national may receive his or her immigrant visa as early as the next business day by the U.S. Department of State. Otherwise, the waiver is referred for a later final review and decision. Applicants are notified in writing of the decision and given instructions on how to proceed.

Inadmissibility waiver from within the United States

Some foreign nationals may be deemed inadmissible under INA 212(a), which may cover certain health-related grounds, certain criminal grounds, immigration fraud or misrepresentation, and more. If a foreign national is considered inadmissible, then he or she must seek a waiver of inadmissibility if he or she is seeking adjustment of status in the United States. This waiver requires evidence of “extreme hardship” to a qualifying relative who is either a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident.

The waiver and supporting documentation is then reviewed by a local U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) field office.

Contact our Immigration Law Firm if you Need to Apply for a Waiver

If you need more information on I-601 waivers, or if you believe that you or someone you know may qualify for one, please contact The Morgan Law Firm, P.A. at (407) 425-8529 or email us at and we will contact you back as soon as possible. Our law firm is very experienced and have helped many clients with their I-601 waivers in the past.

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