Fort Lauderdale & Davie Waivers for Immigration
Waivers are important in many immigration proceedings because there are numerous reasons the U.S. government may prohibit a person from coming into the country, but the appropriate waiver can circumvent some of these bars to entry—and make the immigration process easier. Vis-a-vis, failing to obtain a necessary waiver can significantly impair—or quash—your chances of lawfully immigrating to the United States. Read on or contact our Fort Lauderdale & Davie immigration waivers attorneys for more information about waivers for immigration.
Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
If you are seeking an immigrant visa, status adjustment, or certain other immigration benefits and you are inadmissible to the United States, you must file Form I-601A to seek a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility. With a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility, you are asking the government to overlook or forgive the ground of inadmissibility and grant lawful permanent residency despite of it. There are specific grounds of inadmissibility that allow for waiver applications. Some of the most common include:
- Unlawful Presence in the United States
- Immigration Misrepresentation
- Certain Criminal Grounds for Inadmissibility
In order to qualify for a waiver for any of these grounds of inadmissibility, you must show that your spouse, fiancé(e), or parent (who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident) would experience extreme hardship if you are denied admission to the United States. Extreme hardship is generally understood to mean hardship that is greater than the normal hardship your relative can be expected to experience if you are denied admission.
Extreme hardship can be difficult to prove, and there are many other specific requirements as to who can apply for a waiver and on what grounds. We can help you submit your petition along with the necessary documents to prove you (and your qualifying relative) meet all prerequisites and deserve a waiver. Our Fort Lauderdale immigration waiver attorneys may be able to help.
Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Since March of 2013, certain immigrant visa applicants who are immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (spouses, children, and parents) can apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers in order to shorten the time family members are separated from each other during the immigration process. We can help you or your relative file Form I-601A for a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver, making sure that the petition is complete and accurate.
Contact Us for More Information about Waivers for Immigration
If you or a loved one needs help obtaining a waiver to lawfully return to the United States, please contact Peregrine Law, P.A. to schedule a consultation. Our immigration law firm represents clients throughout the Fort Lauderdale area and Broward County in South Florida.