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Need a Hardship Waiver?

Help from a Cupertino Immigration Lawyer

A non-citizen who is not already lawfully residing in the United States is first required to obtain an immigrant visa before they can use family sponsorship to gain permanent status. In order to be admitted to lawful permanent residence, either through Adjustment of Status or Consular Processing, the applicant must y be eligible to receive an immigrant visa and show that they are "admissible." However, if you are ineligible for admission, you still have other legal options. Our Cupertino immigration attorney can help you review your alternatives, including filing a hardship waiver.

For more than 20 years, Attorney Widman has been helping immigrants gain legal residence in the U.S. and is ready to do the same for you. He has a proven track record when it comes to immigration law as shown by his perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo rating. He is well respected and has a long standing reputation in the legal community.

Reach out to Attorney Widman today to get the legal counsel and guidance you need!

What constitutes hardship?

Applicants who are unlawfully present, and who by leaving the United States would trigger a 3 or 10-year bar to reentry, have been convicted of certain crimes, or have committed immigration benefits or visa fraud, will need to apply for a waiver of inadmissibility before they can be issued an immigrant visa or admitted as a lawful permanent resident of the U.S.

Examples of extreme hardship include:

  • Having a spouse in the U.S. who is suffering from a severe medical condition
  • Being away from children living in the U.S.
  • Being unable to provide care for a disabled family member living in the U.S.
  • Living in a country where personal safety is at risk
  • Needing medical care not available in current country of residence
  • Facing religious or political persecution in a home country

In adjudicating the I-601 waiver, or the I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) considers numerous hardship factors in determining whether the evidence submitted with waiver request demonstrates true and extreme hardship.

Let an Attorney Help with Your Case

I-601 and I-601A waivers are complex applications which require an intimate understanding of legal and evidentiary standards. Since a large percentage of hardship waivers are denied, retaining an experienced Cupertino immigration lawyer to assist you with preparing your waiver is crucial. Not only that, but an attorney can help by representing you at a USCIS Adjustment of Status interview, ensuring your case is heard correctly.

Contact Attorney Widman now by calling or submitting our online contact form. Request your free initial consultation so we can discuss your situation and your legal options.