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I-601 Waiver being reviewed for expedite process

By |January 20th, 2011|Immigration Waiver|

An I-601 waiver is filed by a US green card applicant to overcome some sort of inadmissibility to the United States. The most common types of inadmissibility connected to an I-601 waiver are overstays (whether with a visa or having entered without authorization), misrepresentation or fraud, and certain criminal matters. If the I-601 waiver is [...]

I-601 Waiver Peru: Case Study 3

By |April 2nd, 2010|I-601 Waiver Case Studies|

An applicant's 601 waiver was denied at Lima, Peru, resulting in his inability to get a green card. Some years before, the man had submitted fraudulent employment references to the US Embassy when applying for an E-3 visa. As a result, the man was inadmissible to the United States for misrepresentation under INA section 212(a)(6)(C)(i). [...]

601 Waiver Processing Time

By |March 19th, 2010|Immigration Waiver|

How long does it take to get a decision on a 601 waiver after it is filed with immigration authorities? Well, it depends. The processing time for a 601 waiver depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to, where it was filed, the applicant's criminal history, the applicant's immigration history, and whether [...]

601 Waiver Mexico: Case Study 2

By |March 15th, 2010|I-601 Waiver Case Studies|

The following case study is provided for informational purposes only. Millie Anne Cavanaugh, Esq. had no involvement in the handling of this case. In September 2009, the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) of the USCIS upheld the decision of the local immigration officer in Mexico City denying a 601 waiver due to an EWI (enter without [...]

601 Waiver & Extreme Hardship

By |March 13th, 2010|Immigration Waiver|

When a potential client calls to discuss their 601 waiver case, it is always essential to discuss with them what constitutes extreme hardship for the purposes of the 601 waiver.  Frequently, the client will assume that his or her particular situation clearly qualifies as extreme hardship, and simply wants to know how long it will [...]

601 Waiver and a Green Card through Marriage

By |February 27th, 2010|Immigration Waiver|

Needing a 601 waiver to get a green card through marriage is no insignificant thing. The proper preparation of a waiver will require many hours of work on the part of both the immigration lawyer and his clients. And yes, you should hire a lawyer to prepare the waiver. If you go it alone, and get rejected, you must start all over again if you want your husband to ever be able to get his green card.

US Embassy London to get a new home

By |February 25th, 2010|US Embassy / US Consulate|

Foreign nationals applying for a visa or green card in the UK may be in for a treat. The US Department of State has initiated the planning stage for a new US Embassy in London and recently sponsored a contest for the design of the building. US taxpayer watchdogs are up in arms over the [...]

I-601 Waiver

By |August 18th, 2009|Immigration Waiver|

The I-601 waiver is a US immigration waiver used to overcome inadmissibility for certain intending immigrants to the United States. Applying for American immigration benefits is usually a two-step process. First the petitioner, a US citizen, LPR or employer, will file an application with USCIS on behalf of a foreign national intending immigrant. An approved [...]

Immigration Waiver

By |August 15th, 2009|Immigration Waiver|

The immigration waiver, or hardship waiver, is a concept that each and every intending immigrant should understand prior to undertaking the immigration process, whether they have hired an immigration lawyer or not. Receiving approval for an immigrant visa petition is the first step in the process of immigrating to the US and obtaining a green [...]