I-601 Inadmissibility Waivers

Processing Waivers for Immigrants in Rhode Island and Massachusetts | Immigration Lawyer

Foreign–born individuals seeking a visa to enter the United States may be deemed inadmissible under United States immigration law for a variety of reasons. On certain grounds of inadmissibility, you may seek a waiver, known as an I–601 Inadmissibility Waiver, in order to obtain an immigration visa, adjustment of status, or other immigration benefits in the United States.

Three common reasons for as inadmissibility:

  • Unlawful presence
  • Prior criminal violations, including moral turpitude or drug crimes
  • Immigration fraud or misrepresentation

Generally, in order to successfully obtain an I-601 waiver, you must prove that a member of your immediate family who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident would suffer “extreme hardship” if you were denied a visa or immigration benefits. These hardships are also weighed against “mitigating and aggravating factors.”

Provisional waivers will not change the legal status of the individual filing for the waiver or protect individuals from being deported or incurring any other penalty associated with being in the country illegally. However, the waiver grants the individual the ability to apply for admission into the United States.

If you are inadmissible for any of the above reasons, seeking legal representation from an experienced Rhode Island and Massachusetts immigration lawyer could benefit you and your family. Complex matters such as waivers that may affect entire families require an attorney who is knowledgeable. Determining grounds of inadmissibility and the eligibility of a waiver is a complex process, but the The Law Office of Saikon Gbehan, LLC. can help you! We are passionate about keeping families together.

Contact the Law Office of Saikon Gbehan to schedule a consultation today!