Applicants for admission to the United States may be found inadmissible for a variety of reasons. Typical grounds of inadmissibility include prior unlawful presence, misrepresentation, prior deportation, and criminal conduct.
Some of these grounds of inadmissibility may be waived. Waiver applications must be thoroughly prepared and reviewed prior to filing, because a person’s future in the United States depends on its approval. Waiver applications for immigrant visas are usually filed with a Form I-601 or I-601A. In most situations, the applicant will have to show that the refusal of his or her admission will result in extreme hardship to qualifying U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident family members. Factors considered include the U.S. citizen’s health, ties to the United States, financial considerations, and the conditions of the country where he/she would have to relocate.
The likelihood of an approval depends on the facts of each case and the manner in which the application is prepared. An attorney experienced in preparing waiver applications is vital to increasing the likelihood of success. John has been preparing successful waivers since 2005 and knows how to put together a winning application.