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
The American Immigration Lawyers Association has provided an update on current processing times for the 212(d)(3) non-immigrant waiver that coincides with the experiences of my clients who I have prepared and filed non-immigrant waivers for. Waivers submitted at Land Border Ports of Entry (generally for Canadians filing 212(d)(3) waivers in conjunction with the Form I-192): […]
Overview of Adjustment of Status According to INA Section 245(a), the status of an alien who was inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States may be adjusted by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if: the alien […]
The USCIS has issued updated guidance to its adjudicating officers on the health-related grounds of inadmissibility and their associated waivers. A common inadmissibility that I am contacted for involves INA 212(a)(2)(A)(iii), which deems an alien inadmissible if he/she is determined: (I) to have a physical or mental disorder and behavior associated with the disorder that may […]