Immigration Lawyer Specializing in Immigration Waivers and Fiance & Marriage Visas
A fiance visa allows a U.S. citizen to sponsor his or her fiance to enter the U.S. for the purpose of getting married. It is the most common method used by international couples to be united in the U.S.
A K-3 spouse visa is filed together with an immediate relative petition. They allow the married foreign spouse of a U.S. citizen to enter the United States to permanently reside in the country.
Adjustment of status allows the married spouse of a U.S. citizen who was lawfully admitted or paroled into the U.S. to apply for permanent resident status without having to leave the United States.
An I-601 waiver allows you to waive the “unlawful presence” or “misrepresentation” grounds of inadmissibility. You must prove that your U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or parent would suffer “extreme hardship” if you two cannot be united.
The I-212 waiver allows you to apply for early readmission into the U.S. after you were previously removed and before you stayed the required amount of time outside the U.S.
I-601 A Provisional Waiver allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to apply for a provisional waiver of the unlawful presence ground of inadmissibility while still in the United States if they can demonstrate that being separated from their U.S. citizen spouse or parent would cause that U.S. citizen relative ”extreme hardship”.
Recently from the Immigration Blog
We recently received approval for a 212(d)(3) non-immigrant waiver prepared on behalf of a Russian client who was subject to the 10 year “unlawful presence” bar pursuant to INA Section 212(a)(9)(B)(i)(II). She entered the U.S. on a B-1/B-2 visitor visa in 1997 and overstayed the terms of her visa until 2007 when she voluntarily left the […]
BIA Precedent Decisions on Extreme Hardship for Purposes of the I-601 Waiver and I-601A Provisional Waiver
Provided below is a list of precedent decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals on “extreme hardship.” These decisions are provided as a reference to adjudicating officers of the I-601 and I-601A Provisional Waiver units. All of the waivers prepared by my office, including the I-601 Waiver and I-601A Provisional Waiver, incorporate relevant case law that pertain […]
Tips for Arguing Financial Hardship in I-601 “Extreme Hardship” Waiver and I-601A Provisional Waiver Cases
The AILA National Benefits Center Committee recently provided tips on establishing that a U.S. citizen spouse would suffer financial hardship in an I-601A, provisional unlawful presence waiver case. It should be noted that these tips also generally apply when arguing financial hardship in I-601 “extreme hardship” waiver cases. Demonstrating that a U.S. citizen (USC) spouse […]