Category Archives: I-601A

Form I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver

What is the process to apply for an unlawful presence waiver to obtain U.S. permanent resident status?

A new process is expected to shorten the time U.S. citizens are separated from their immediate relatives while those family members are obtaining immigrant visas to become lawful permanent residents of the United States. Beginning March 4,...

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Extreme Hardship in Immigration Cases

What is “extreme hardship” for immigration purposes and the I-601 waiver?

Extreme hardship is not defined in the Immigration and Nationality Act, but it is generally understood to mean hardship that is greater than the normal hardship a qualifying relative can be expected to experience if you are denied admission. This vague definition means...

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