WAIVER FOR ILLEGAL ENTRY
The USCIS has attempted to address the numerous situations that might challenge an individual's right to live and work in the United States. I-601, Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility (often simply referred to as a waiver of inadmissibility), can allow an individual to enter the U.S. even if he or she is considered inadmissible due to health-related grounds, criminal grounds or other activities. I-601A, however, is an application for a provisional unlawful presence waiver (often simply referred to as a waiver for illegal entry). If you have questions about these waivers or the government's grounds for inadmissibility, please schedule a free case evaluation with an attorney at our firm.
At Jonathan A. Bartell, Attorney with Margaret W. Wong & Associates, our immigration lawyer has extensive experience guiding clients through all stages of the immigration process. We understand that the process can seem confusing and complex. Clients directly benefit from our experience, legal knowledge and thorough understanding of the immigration process. No matter the complexity of your issue, we encourage you to contact our firm as soon as possible.
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The USCIS stipulates two important factors that determine whether an individual can file Form I-601A:
- You must be the beneficiary of an approved immigrant visa petition classifying you as an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen
- You must have already paid the Department of State immigrant visa processing fee for the case associated with the approved immigrant visa petition
The essence of the 601A waiver is to preserve your family unit for as long as possible. Many individuals are concerned about how to keep the family together in the U.S. throughout the process. There are numerous eligibility requirements of the waiver, and you should contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible to ensure the proper handling of your case.