I-601 Waiver (Extreme Hardship)

Please click and explore the I-601 Waiver menu above for more information on the I-601 (extreme hardship) waiver process.

You may also read below about how I help international couples like yourselves be united in the United States.


  • I have secured immigration waivers since 2002 for husbands and wives who come from countries around the world including Brazil, Canada, Colombia, China, Ecuador, Mexico, Thailand, the Philippines, the United Kingdom, Russia, South Korea, and Vietnam. We have clients who reside in states throughout the United States.
  • Since U.S. immigration law is federal, I am legally authorized to represent clients who reside in states throughout the United States as well as around the world on these matters.
  • I maintain a very high success rate on getting waivers approved on behalf of my clients.  I personally handle every important detail of your legal representation.  Please do realize however that past results do not constitute a guarantee , warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
  • I utilize the latest in secure technology to effectively represent my clients no matter where they may reside.  I respond to phone calls and emails throughout the day (and evening) and can engage in video conferences via Skype so that questions can be answered in face-to-face meetings regardless of where you are located.
  • I am a long-time member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the State Bar of California, and a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, where I studied law directly under distinguished scholars such as Professor Barack Obama, now President of the United States of America.


All of my clients receive my personalized attention consisting of the following services:

Unlimited consultations with a responsive immigration lawyer
You always have access to me personally via telephone and e-mail.  This ensures that you get all of your questions answered to complete satisfaction from the moment your case is opened until your green card is secured.

Digital access to all of your immigration documents
Every single document you give to me along with all USCIS correspondence and receipts are digitally scanned and securely stored with our law firm as part of your case file.  This has proven invaluable for my clients located throughout the world who require instant access to critical documents before embassy interviews, USCIS appointments, and other important events.

Expert attorney preparation of your USCIS petition and consular forms
I personally prepare and review your spouse visa petition (if necessary) and meticulously check it for accuracy.  I try to make sure that EVERYTHING is done right the first time, so that you avoid unnecessary delays and USCIS denials.  I also help you gather all required supporting documents, complete all USCIS forms, and submit everything in the most expeditious manner possible.

Preparation of the I-601 waiver
I personally prepare and review your I-601 waiver application and go through several revisions to make it as powerful and persuasive as possible.  I draft a personalized “extreme hardship” statement citing legal case law tailored to your situation to maximize the probability of approval of your waiver application.  I help you gather all supporting documents and can refer you to clinical psychologists who have in-depth experience conducting psychological examinations to demonstrate extreme hardship (separate fee applies for the psychological assessment).

Constant monitoring and advocacy on your behalf
My work does not end with the submission of your petition.  I keep tabs on your case as it is being processed, keeping you up to date on its status as well as notifying you of any relevant changes in immigration laws and procedures.  The vast majority of my clients encounter no undue delays or problems with their cases.

Preparation for the interview
I personally prepare you for the consular interview.  I review all the documents you should take to the interview and go over the types of questions that are likely to be asked.  Many have found this prep session invaluable in easing their fears and feeling confident going into their appointment.

Continued immigration support
Upon request, I can monitor your immigration status even after your case is resolved to ensure that you never fall out of legal immigration status.  I try to inform you when additional filings or actions must be taken and handle everything in the same professional and expeditious manner as before.