If you applied for a visa or adjustment of status – such as a green card – and were deemed inadmissible, you may still have options for entry or residence in the United States. Depending on the grounds for inadmissibility and your specific situation, you could be eligible for a waiver that allows you to continue your immigration process.
At New Frontier Immigration Law, our waiver of inadmissibility lawyers in Phoenix, AZ, can explain your options and the steps to apply. We are committed to protecting immigrant rights and representing your interests as you work through the immigration process, including applying for a waiver if eligible.
Our Attorneys Can Help with Your Waiver of Inadmissibility
Our legal team in Phoenix can help you navigate the often complex process of requesting a waiver of inadmissibility. Some of the ways we can offer support include:
- Listening to your story to better understand you and your situation
- Answering your questions and advocating for your interests regardless of your circumstances or grounds for inadmissibility
- Explaining the legal options available for requesting a waiver of inadmissibility
- Determining whether you are eligible to request a waiver based on the grounds of your inadmissibility
- Compiling the proper form and supporting evidence to request a waiver
- Submitting your waiver of inadmissibility application to the correct location based on your circumstances
For a free legal consultation with a waiver of inadmissibility lawyer serving Phoenix, call (623) 742-5400
What Is a Eaiver of Inadmissibility?
A waiver of inadmissibility is a document that provides relief to anyone deemed inadmissible when applying for a U.S. visa or adjustment of status. Generally, a determination of inadmissibility means you may not lawfully enter the United States, whether through a visa or a green card.
However, this waiver can allow you to request that the government overlook specific grounds for inadmissibility.
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Understanding the Reason for a Judgment of Inadmissibility
There are several different grounds for inadmissibility, as outlined in 8 U.S.C. § 1182, including:
- Reasons related to health, such as:
- Communicable diseases
- Lack of necessary vaccinations
- Physical and mental disorders likely to cause harm
- Drug abuse and addiction
- Criminal reasons, such as:
- Crimes of moral turpitude
- Violation of drug laws, including trafficking
- Convictions for two or more crimes
- A history of prostitution
- Lack of labor certification, unless:
- Employment is deemed not to affect U.S. conditions adversely
- A lack of U.S. workers to do the same work
- Reasons related to national security
- Likelihood to become dependent on the government
- Fraud or misrepresentation when seeking admission to the United States
- Prior removal or instances of unlawful presence, including:
- Those barred after staying in the country for more than 180 days
- Those who were deported or agreed to voluntary departure under 8 U.S.C. § 1229c
- Those who illegally re-entered the country after being in the United States illegally for a total of one year
- Various reasons such as:
- Illegal entry to the United States
- Failure to attend immigration or removal hearings
- Improper use of a student visa
- U.S. citizens who renounced citizenship to avoid paying taxes
- Unlawful voters
Note that you may not be able to apply for a waiver under all grounds for inadmissibility. Additionally, you may need to meet specific requirements or file certain forms and other evidence under particular grounds. Our waiver of inadmissibility attorneys can help you understand the requirements and eligibility for a waiver application based on your specific circumstances.
Eligibility Requirements to File a Waiver of Inadmissibility
Depending on the specific reason for your inadmissibility ruling, you may be eligible to request a waiver. However, you must meet the eligibility requirements depending on the form you submit. In general, most people will need to file Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
You may be eligible to file form I-601 if you applied for:
- A K visa or V visa and you:
- Are currently outside the United States
- Completed an interview with the consulate
- Were found to be inadmissible during the interview
- Adjustment of status
- Temporary Protected Status
- Adjustment of status under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief (NACARA)
- An immigrant visa or adjustment of status as a Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) self-petitioner or the child of a VAWA self-petitioner
- Adjustment of status based on T nonimmigrant status
- Adjustment of status as a Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ)
There may be different requirements if you need to file another form to request a waiver of inadmissibility based on your specific situation. Our immigration lawyers can help you determine if you qualify for a waiver and which form you will need to file.
Types of Evidence You May Need to Include with Your Application
If you are applying for a waiver of inadmissibility using form I-601, you will need to include substantial evidence as part of your packet, including:
- Documentation to justify why you qualify for a waiver, based on the specific grounds for your inadmissibility
- Evidence to support any claims of extreme hardship
- Proof of your relationship with a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen
- Any other documentation that may help you show why you should be granted a waiver
The exact evidence you need will depend on the specific reason you were deemed inadmissible. Our waiver of inadmissibility attorneys in Phoenix can explain the actual evidence you will need to include and help you gather and submit everything. It is essential to prepare all documentation for your waiver carefully to prevent delays or denial.
Contact Us Today If You Need to Request a Waiver of Inadmissibility
Whether you are in Phoenix or elsewhere in Arizona, our inadmissibility waiver lawyers can help you apply for a waiver. Our legal team can ensure you file the correct form and evidence necessary based on the specific reason for your inadmissibility.
For more information about our services, call us at 623-552-5025 today.