I-601 Waivers

An I-601 is the Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. Such a waiver is filed to permit an alien gain admission to the United States, who has been denied entrance, under certain circumstances. This waiver is based on extreme hardships that a U.S. citizen or permanent resident relative would face if the alien were not admitted into the country. There are a variety of circumstances that qualify as an "extreme hardship." The purpose of the I-601 is to prove that the degree of hardship suffered by the alien's relative is extreme, and that the situation cannot be remedied by a move abroad on the part of the citizen or permanent resident relative.

Regardless of what the hardship argument is there must always be good supporting evidence. A combination of official documentation as well as personal documentation is used to support the I-601 application. Personal letters for documentation need to be originals. It is also best to have an attorney provide a brief with the application explaining the documentation that is supporting the claim of extreme hardship.

The qualifying relative may vary depending on the reason for the alien's inadmissibility. If the alien seeking admission is denied due to unlawfully residing in the United State in the past or for misrepresentation, the only relatives that qualify to make the hardship claim are spouses and parents that are either U.S. citizens or permanent residents. If the alien is denied admission for criminal reasons the relatives that may claim the hardship are the alien's spouse, parents, and children. In certain circumstances the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services allow for fiancées to qualify as relatives that will experience an extreme hardship due to one's inadmissibility.

Contact our Miami-Dade County Immigration Waiver Attorneys

Contact our Miami immigration waiver attorneys at 305-755-4780, or e-mail us to schedule an appointment to discuss your Dade County, Broward County, or Monroe County immigration questions and issues.

Our Miami Immigration lawyers accept immigration law cases in Miami-Dade County, Broward County and Monroe County. Our Miami, Florida law office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm and weekends and evenings by appointment.

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