Obtaining an Immigration Waiver in California
Immigration Attorney Serving Los Angeles
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, you can rest assured
The Law Offices of Michael M. Felix will use our expertise and skill to prepare the best waiver for you.
You will need a waiver when, after applying, you are not permitted by USCIS
or the Department of State to enter the United States. Some of the reasons
for which you may not be permitted to enter the country may include, but
are not limited to:
- Unlawful presence
- Working without authorization,
- Criminal records
- Health reasons
A waiver application can be filed to address and attempt to set aside these
reasons for denial of entry. 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 for
a short period of time (nonimmigrant waiver).
Do you need a waiver to achieve your immigration goals?
Call our office in Los Angeles, CA for a
free evaluation of your case today.
If you are not a
US citizen or
lawful permanent resident (green card holder) and 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 requiring you to obtain an immigration waiver before being
permitted to migrate to the United States.
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. A nonimmigrant
waiver can waive most reasons for which you are found to be inadmissible
and will allow you to visit the United States.
Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Many undocumented immigrants in the United States are prevented from obtaining
lawful resident status, 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 record shows 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 finally obtain
lawful immigration status. Since 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 for this waiver will shorten
the time you are separated from your U.S. 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
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 have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity
to build a great reputation with USCIS as well as the Department of State.
We are committed to preserving unification amongst immigrant families,
and our attorneys will work tirelessly to ease the hardships on your family
during the application process.
free evaluation regarding your immigration case in Los Angeles, CA. Call the Law Offices
of Michael M. Felix today!