Hardship Waivers

Hardship Waiver Lawyer in Cupertino

Assistance from a Trusted Santa Clara County Law Firm

Have you been deemed ineligible for an immigration benefit or inadmissible to the United States? Fortunately, you may be able to overcome this barrier to your immigration goals with help from our Cupertino hardship waiver attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman.

For more than 20 years, Attorney Widman has been helping immigrants gain legal residence in the U.S., and he is ready to do the same for you. He has a proven track record when it comes to immigration law, as shown by his 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating. You can trust him to provide the honest, insightful recommendations and tenacious representation you need.


Let Attorney Widman help you pursue a hardship waiver. Call (408) 780-1684 or contact us online to get started today!


What Is a Hardship Waiver?

A hardship waiver forgives certain factors that would normally have allowed an adjudicating officer to deny a visa application.

When you apply for a hardship waiver, you are formally asking the U.S. government to overlook:

  • Your unlawful presence
  • Criminal history
  • Fraud or misrepresentation

The waiver will allow you to qualify for lawful permanent residence, so long as you meet all other requirements.

To obtain a hardship waiver, you will need to prove that your deportation or visa denial would cause your qualifying relative (a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident) to experience some form of extreme hardship. Our attorney can help you understand what qualifies as extreme hardship, and he can ensure your waiver application has the highest possible likelihood of approval.

Let Our Attorney Help with Your Case

Hardship waivers involve complex applications, and they require an intimate understanding of legal and evidentiary standards. Because a large percentage of hardship waivers are denied, we urge you to enlist the support of our experienced Cupertino hardship waiver lawyer. He can prepare your waiver application on your behalf, represent you at your USCIS Adjustment of Status interview, and much more.

Contact Attorney Widman online or call (408) 780-1684 today. We can get started on your case right away.

Clients Tell their Stories

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  • We thank our lucky stars that we had this attorney to work with and to guide us through the intimidating process of adjustment to permanent residency.

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Results that Speak for Themselves

  • Contributed numerous hours of pro bono services to local, community-based organizations
  • Persuaded U.S. Department of State to withdraw its finding of inadmissibility
  • Persuaded USCIS to retract notice of rescission of adjustment of status and to approve related citizenship application
  • Secured certification of helpfulness to law enforcement for U visa petitioner
  • Secured multiple grants of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Secured post-conviction relief in state court which became basis for successfully terminating removal proceedings.
  • Successfully moved to reopen (Form I-290B) USCIS denial of application of Form I-485
  • Successfully obtained approval of employment-based adjustment of status application under AC21
  • Successfully obtained H-1B petition approval for change of employer and extension of status under AC21
  • Successfully obtained I-601 waivers of inadmissibility
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