Certain immigration violations make people ineligible for admission to the United States. In some cases, a person whose immigration application is denied can qualify for a pardon, called an inadmissibility waiver. The Immigration and Nationality Act explains the violations that make a foreign national ineligible for admission and legal status in the United States, including:
• a history of criminal activity
• national security concerns
• missing documentation
• committing fraud on an immigration application
• prior removals
• alien smuggling
• unlaw entry into the United States
• overstaying your legal visa
If you are inside of the U.S. unlawfully because you entered without permission or overstayed your visa, and your visa application or your Adjustment of Status has been denied, you may apply to USCIS to forgive your violation.
If you are found inadmissible by an officer during consular processing you will use Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. You may also file Form I-601 if found inadmissible at the end of an adjustment of status interview inside the United States.
In some instances, you may want to apply for a waiver of unlawful status through Form I-601A. If you think that a ground of inadmissibility applies to you then we suggest that you speak to an immigration attorney before deciding to file an application.
Not everyone whose immigration application is denied is eligible for a waiver. The inadmissibility waiver process can be long and complex, and the outcome is uncertain. A strong case for a waiver of inadmissibility must be made to convince the immigration officer that your violation should be forgiven. An experienced immigration and waiver attorney can provide your best chance for a successful inadmissibility waiver, and guide you through the process. The Chicago immigration attorneys at Godoy Law Office can determine if you qualify for an inadmissibility waiver and guide you through the process. Contact us today at 630-912-0322.
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