Savannah Consular Cases & Waivers Lawyer
If the U.S. government finds that you are ineligible to immigrate, you still have options. Consular cases and waivers allow foreign nationals to gain permission to enter and stay permanently in the United States. The process for obtaining either consular processing or a waiver is not easy, and a skilled attorney is helpful. Contact Shirazi Immigration Law to speak with a Savannah consular cases & waivers lawyer.
Help with Consular Processing
Foreign nationals who live abroad will apply for a green card using consular processing. Many large cities around your country have consulates, where staff can answer questions and conduct interviews. Consular processing sometimes goes off without a hitch. Unfortunately, many applications have run into snares involving information about their plans or their history.
Interviews are scheduled only after an immigration petition has been approved for a foreign national and an immigrant visa number becomes available. You should receive notice from the National Visa Center, which will schedule an appointment. If the interview goes well, applicants should receive their visa packet, which they will present at a port of entry into the United States. This packet will allow entry into the United States as a lawful permanent resident who can live and work in the U.S. permanently.
Obtaining a Provisional Waiver
United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) often sends those seeking a green card back to their home country to go through consular processing. Fortunately, you might receive a provisional waiver to stay in the U.S. while the government reviews your application.
To obtain a provisional waiver, however, you need to meet some requirements:
- You are at least 17 years of age
- You have a pending case with the State Department
- You are in the United States when you file your provision waiver application
- You have an immediate relative who is a United States citizen (parent, child, or spouse)
- Your immediate relative petition has been approved
- You have paid the immigrant visa processing fee
- You are available to go the USCIS Application Support Center for biometrics collection
- Your U.S. citizen family member would suffer extreme hardship should you be denied a provisional waiver
Obtaining a Waiver of Inadmissibility
The U.S. government denies green cards for a host of reasons, including:
- Criminal history
- Unlawful presence in the U.S.
- Previous deportation orders
- Acts of public indecency
- Certain medical disorders or illnesses
- Misrepresentation on your application
Nevertheless, all hope is not lost. A waiver of admissibility allows someone otherwise disqualified to apply. For example, you might have a criminal conviction which renders you inadmissible. After completing the application, Form I-601, you can submit supporting documentation and request a waiver.
Someone who has already been removed might get permission for reentry by submitting application I-212. Our legal team can also walk you through this process and help collect supporting documentation.
Savannah Consular Cases & Waivers Attorneys Are Here to Help
Instead of accepting “no” from the U.S. government. pursue all avenues for admission to the United States, including consular processing and appropriate waivers. At Shirazi Immigration Law, we can complete paperwork, gather evidence, and walk you through the entire process. Contact us today to learn more.