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Immigration Waivers of Inadmissibility

In order to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States, a non-citizen must first be legally “admitted” to the United States.  A noncitizen can be rendered inadmissible and require a waiver before they can be admitted to the United States, due to:

  • Certain criminal convictions;
  • Entering the U.S. without inspection (EWI), and
    remaining in the U.S. unlawfully;
  • Overstaying a visa;  
  • Being deported or removed from the U.S.;  
  • Having made a false statement or using a fraudulent document to gain an immigration benefit. 

In such cases, the person who wants to be admitted to the U.S. must first be granted, a “waiver” of their inadmissibility. There are different types of waivers, which are discussed below. 

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Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (I-601A):

Individuals who enter the U.S. unlawfully, without being inspected and admitted, will generally require a “provisional unlawful presence waiver” before they can become lawful permanent residents. Such a waiver is needed for people who entered without inspection and then remained in the U.S. without lawful status, for a period in excess of six (6) months.  Such a provisional waiver should  be obtained before the person leaves the U.S. for the their Consular interview in their home country.

Waiver of Criminal Grounds of Inadmissibility (212(h)/I-601): 

Certain criminal convictions render a non-citizen “inadmissible” to the U.S..  Before a person with such a conviction can be legally “admitted” to the U.S., they will first need a waiver of inadmissibility.  

If a non-citizen’s prior conduct renders them “inadmissible” to the U.S., the door to being  lawfully admitted to the U.S. is closed to them.  Once granted a waiver, that ground of inadmissibility is removed.  

Waiver for Fraud & Misrepresentation (I-601)

Where a non-citizen is found to have made a false statement, or a misrepresentation of a material fact, in order to obtain an immigration benefit, they are rendered inadmissible and must be granted a waiver before they can become a lawful permanent resident.

The  rules regarding eligibility for waivers, and the hardship required to be shown, can be quite complicated.  The attorneys at the Terezakis Law Firm are experienced in obtaining waivers of inadmissibility and can guide you through this complex process.  

Terezakis Law Firm has been proud to serve the immigrant communities of Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens County since 1995. We’ve built a reputation as the firm that will take on the difficult cases and fight hard for our clients. Call today at (516) 550-5323 or contact us online to set up a consultation. 

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