Obtaining an Immigration Waiver
Immigration Attorney in Los Angeles
Our office has substantial experience in applying for waivers. Waivers
are difficult to obtain. Because of the nature and difficulty in obtaining
a waiver, it is best to hire an attorney who has the experience in preparing
and obtaining waivers. While no attorney can guarantee the results of
applying for a waiver, rest assured that our office will use its expertise
and skill to prepare the best waiver for you.
You will need a waiver when you apply to enter into the United States,
but because of a particular reason, you are not permitted by USCIS or
the Department of State to enter the United States. A waiver is an application
made for USCIS or the Department of States to set aside the reason for
which you are not being permitted to enter the United States. Some of
the reasons for which you may not be permitted to enter the United States
may include, but are not limited to: unlawful presence, working in the
United States without authorization, criminal record, health reasons,
prostitution and smuggling.
Identifying the type of waiver you need depends largely on whether you
are trying to move permanently to the United States (immigrant waiver)
or whether you are coming to the United States to visit or work for a
short period of time (nonimmigrant waiver).
If you are not a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (green card holder)
and you would like to move to the United States, getting permission from
USCIS and the Department of State may be a difficult process. Even if
you qualify for a green card, there may be certain aspects of your background
that may require you to obtain an immigration waiver before being permitted
to migrate to the United States. If you have had this experience, you
need to hire an attorney.
If you are seeking to come to the United States for temporary travel or
work, you may be subject to the same grounds of inadmissibility. If you
are found inadmissible, it means that you will not be permitted to travel
to the United States because of a specific reason. Some of the reasons
for which you may be found inadmissible may include, but are not limited
to: unlawful presence, working in the United States without authorization,
criminal record, health reasons, prostitution and smuggling. A nonimmigrant
waiver can waive most reasons for which you are found to be inadmissible
and will allow you to visit the United States.
Make sure that you understand the importance of a waiver application. It
is best to hire an attorney to prepare any waiver application. All of
our attorneys will work personally with you in hopes of obtaining the
waiver you need. We are dedicated to providing the best possible service
and skill in obtaining waivers for you. We have been very fortunate to
have been able to build a great reputation with USCIS as well as the Department
of State. Through our reputation we hope to earn not only your business
but your trust.
Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Many undocumented immigrants in the United States are prevented from obtaining
lawful status in the United States, even if they have an approved family
immigration petition, by the infamous “10 year bar.” Foreign
nationals face the 3 year bar or 10 year bar when they travel abroad to
obtain an immigrant visa and their immigration record shows that they
entered the United States without immigration inspection and accrued more
than 180 days of unlawful presence in the U.S. However, our law firm’s
expertise can help you overcome this obstacle through the provisional
unlawful presence waiver process and help you to finally obtain lawful
immigration status. Since March 4, 2013, the provisional unlawful presence
waiver allows spouses, children (unmarried and under 21), and parents
of a United State citizen to overcome the 3 year or 10 year bar in the
United States before they depart for their immigrant visa interview. With
the help of our excellent attorneys, applying to this waiver will shorten
the time that you are separated from your U.S. citizen relative while
seeking a visa abroad.
To be eligible for a provisional unlawful presence waiver, you must:
- Be 17 years old or older
- Be a spouse, child (unmarried and under 21), or parent of a U.S. citizen
- Have an approved family immigration petition
- Demonstrate that refusal of your admission to the United State will cause
extreme hardship to your U.S. citizen relative
- Be physically present in the United States
We are committed to preserving unification amongst immigrant families and
our attorneys will work tirelessly to ease the hardships on your family
during the immigration application process.
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