A Waiver of Inadmissibility May Be Your Ticket
Immigration attorney Gloria Cardenas understands the process can be complex. For more info on how to apply, contact us and schedule an initial case evaluation.
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A waiver of inadmissibility may be your ticket

Oct 28, 2017 Familia America Immigration

There are times when immigration authorities find immigrants inadmissible and their green cards could be denied. If you are experiencing this particular situation, you may have a chance to file a waiver of inadmissibility with the help of a Salt Lake City immigration attorney. However, there are some common grounds of inadmissibility with specific requirements you may need to meet. The process can be overwhelming as you will have to submit many documents to prove you are entitled to receive the waiver.

Unlawful presence

This is one of the most common grounds of inadmissibility for which immigrants file waivers. If you have a lawful permanent or United States citizen spouse, parent, or fiance, you may qualify under some circumstances to apply for the waiver. You need to fill out Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Admissibility. However, you can’t qualify on the basis of having a United States lawful permanent or citizen child. Waivers are generally filed at the American consulate abroad.

Besides Form I-601, you may also qualify to fill out Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. Many immigrants are eligible to request this option in the United States, as long as they are living in the country. The USCIS will evaluate these forms as well as other circumstances in order to determine if the applicant can be granted a waiver of inadmissibility.

One of the most difficult parts of applying for a waiver is proving extreme hardship. You may need to hire a Salt Lake City waivers of inadmissibility attorney to help you with the application process. Extreme hardship is the hardship a qualifying relative may experience if you are not admitted into the country. The officer handling your case will determine whether or not your circumstances qualify as an extreme hardship.

You can always use mitigating factors to support your case and have more chances when applying for the waiver. Some mitigating factors include children with a United States citizen or permanent resident relative, compliance with immigration law, or if you came to the United States when you were younger.

There are also other factors you can address, which can either support or hurt your case. This is why it is important you hire an attorney to take a closer look at your circumstances and walk you through the whole process. Some of these aggravating factors include marriage fraud and when you or a qualifying relative speak the same native language or were born in the same country.

Seek legal representation

If you are inadmissible to the United States, based on a qualifying ground of inadmissibility, you should hire a Salt Lake City immigration attorney to discuss the available options and help you prepare a persuasive application. Immigration attorney Gloria Cardenas understands the process can be complex. This is why she is here to guide you every step of the way and review every possible factor that could help your waiver of inadmissibility application succeed. For more information on how to apply, contact us today and schedule your initial case evaluation.

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