Dallas Immigration Waivers Attorneys
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The U.S immigration system offers a provisional waiver program that is intended to reduce the amount of time families are seperated when one family member is forced to return to their country. At Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law, we are committed to serving the immigration needs of clients throughout Dallas, and we are prepared to use our knowledge of the law to help reunite you with foreign members of your family.
Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
Under the provisional unlawful presence waiver program, applicants can apply while they are in the U.S. and before they leave for an immigrant visa interview in their home countries. Unlawful immigrants who have been in the United States for more than six months are subject to an unlawful presence bar for three years. Unlawful immigrants who have been in the country for more than a year are ineligible for re-admission for a decade.
Eligibility Requirements for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
Only applicants with unlawful presence in the U.S. are eligible for this waiver program. Applicants must also prove that their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident family member would experience extreme hardship if the waiver is denied.
Parents of U.S. citizens cannot apply for the unlawful permanent presence waiver. This is because extreme hardship has to be applied to either the applicant’s U.S. citizen or the lawful permanent resident spouse or parent.
Unlawful immigrants with terminated or dismissed removal cases can apply for the waiver. Applicants who had a Notice to Appear canceled by ICE are also eligible to apply.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to apply for the provisional unlawful presence waiver:
- Physically present in the U.S. when they file the waiver application
- At least 17 years old
- Have an approved immediate relative petition (Form I-130 or I-360)
- Be in one of the specified relationships with a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
- Inadmissible only on grounds of unlawful presence in the United States
- Have the ability to prove extreme hardship to a qualifying relative
Reliable Immigration Lawyers in Your Corner
If you are ready to discuss your situation with a lawyer in our firm to determine if you are eligible for a provisional unlawful presence waiver, do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We offer a wide range of immigration services and resources to serve the unique needs of our clients, and we are prepared to get to work for you today.
To schedule a case consultation with a legal representative at Perdomo Dorsett Immigration Law, give us a call at (214) 516-7776.
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