Moultrie Consular Cases & Waivers Lawyer
Those who are living abroad and have been found ineligible for an immigration visa can sometimes apply for a waiver. Shirazi Immigration Law can help those living abroad apply for a consular waiver. If approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), you will be granted an immigrant visa. These waivers are granted in cases where an individual is suffering extreme hardship. Our Moultrie consular cases & waivers lawyers will work closely with you to file a waiver application that receives fair consideration from the U.S. immigration courts. Call our office today and we can begin discussing your options. Below is a more detailed explanation of the services we provide.
What is Consular Processing?
Essentially, consular processing is the process of applying for a green card while you are living in another country. You can apply through the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs at any U.S. embassy or consulate in your home country. Embassies are generally only accessible in your country’s capital whereas consulates may be found in any large city and regularly issue visas.
Consular processing involves applying for an immigrant visa in your own country and then being admitted as a lawful U.S. permanent resident. Once your petition has been approved, you will be scheduled for an interview at the consulate office. Once you pass the interview and meet the other requirements, you will be given a Visa Packet to take with you to the U.S. You’ll need to pass through Customs and Border protection, but once you do you’ll have LPR (lawful permanent resident) status. You will be able to live and work in the U.S. permanently.
Understanding Provisional Waivers
The interview process is generally conducted in your home country. That means that some folks who are in the U.S. on non-immigrant visas will have to fly back home to ensure that they go through the process of getting their green card legally. A provisional waiver allows you to stay in the U.S. while the government processes your application. That means more time in the U.S. with your family!
Provisional waivers are granted to:
- Immediate relatives (parents, spouses, children) of a U.S. citizen
- Those who are at least 17 years old
- Those who are in the U.S. when the provisional waiver is filed
- Those who provide biometrics information to the U.S. government (fingerprints and similar things)
- Those who can show hardship if their waiver is denied
Understanding Waivers of Inadmissibility
The government may deny your immigrant application if you have a history of criminal activity, have one or more deportation orders, are dependent on public services for support, have specific health conditions or an incomplete immunization record, or you lied on your application.
The waiver allows you to apply for permanent resident status despite a potential block on your record. Our attorneys can help you fill out the waiver and apply for green card status even if you’ve been deemed inadmissible.
Contact a Moultrie, GA Consular and Waivers Lawyer Today
The Moultrie, GA immigration attorneys at Shirazi Immigration Law, Inc. can help you through the process of going through your consulate to apply for a green card. Alternatively, those who have been denied immigration to the U.S. may qualify for special consideration. Call today to discuss your situation with a seasoned professional and we can go over your options right away.