There are many reasons a person can be found inadmissible to the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act section 212. Grounds of inadmissibility prevent a person from obtaining lawful permanent residence (green card) and from obtaining non-immigrant visas. Some of these grounds of inadmissibility can be waived under specific circumstances described in the particular waiver. These waivers are often referred to as “Extreme Hardship Waivers” or “Fraud Waivers.”
If USCIS has alleged that you made a misrepresentation (fraud – that you previously “lied” to US Immigration), or that you have been convicted of a crime, you may need a waiver. Further, many individuals require waivers due to the manner in which they entered the United States or unlawfully stayed in the United States.
Some of the most common and important types of immigration waivers, as well as a general outline of the basic requirements.
- I-601 A Provisional Waiver
- I-601 Waiver
- I-212 Waivers
- 212(h) Waivers
- J-1 Hardship Waiver
- J-1 No Objection Waiver
- J-1 Waiver for Physicians
Most of these immigration waivers require that you admit wrongdoing, show remorse for your action, and establish that a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident (Green card) family member would suffer extreme hardship if your case was not approved.
Our attorneys at Palladino, Isbell & Casazza are highly skilled at preparing and filing these complex waivers. If you believe that you may require a waiver, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.