If you’re seeking an immigrant visa, want to adjust your status, or are applying for other immigration benefits and are deemed inadmissible by USCIS, all hope is not lost. You may still be able to continue living and working in the U.S. by getting what’s called an I-601 waiver. An I-601 waiver can override your inadmissibility and allow you to get the visa or immigration status you are seeking.
Getting an I-601 Waiver
In general, an I-601 waiver is granted to prevent undue hardship from coming to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Therefore, if you are a family member of a citizen or resident, and that person would experience extreme hardship if you were not present in the country, you may have a chance of getting an I-601 waiver so you can continue your life in the U.S.
The term “hardship” varies from case to case. Typically, if you think your absence could cause a problem (financial, health-related, or otherwise) for your U.S.-based loved ones, it is best to talk to an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. They will be able to determine whether this qualifies you for an I-601 waiver and, if it does, they can help you begin the application process.
Are You Eligible for an I-601?
To find out if you qualify for an I-601 waiver or to begin the waiver application process, contact an attorney at the Davis Law Firm today. We can help ensure you have the best chance of success, so you can continue your life here in the United States.