Sacramento Lawyer For Provisional Waiver Processing

Immigration laws and processes are complex and filled with various nuances. The help of a skilled attorney is paramount, especially when the stakes involve separation of loved ones because of an unlawful presence.

If an individual is ineligible to adjust their status in the United States to obtain a "green card," they are required to interview abroad at a U.S. consulate or embassy to secure an immigrant visa. Upon returning to the U.S., they automatically become a legal permanent residence and receive their green card after re-entering the U.S.

When an individual has been living unlawfully in the United States for six months or more, they trigger a 3-year or 10-year bar when they depart the United States to attend their interview that prevents them from returning to the United States for a period of 3 or 10 years. A person may be able to waive the 3-year or 10-year bar if they can show extreme hardship to their qualifying relatives in the United States.

The I-601A Provisional Waiver allows individuals to apply for their waivers BEFORE leaving the U.S. Upon approval, the individual goes abroad to attend the interview and can return to their families in the U.S. within a few days, a significant reduction prior to this new provisional waiver program.

The Help You Need From A Sacramento Attorney For Provisional Waiver ProcessingLaw Office of Jennifer L Hennessey

When the waiver process occurs in the home country, spouses, parents and children are separated, and it creates not only financial problems, but also emotional hardships. Jennifer Hennessey became a family immigration lawyer following her firsthand experience of a family member undergoing the process of immigrating to the United States. Like her clients, she too was separated from her loved one for a significant amount of time.

The founder of our Northern California law firm spends time with her clients explaining the law and what to expect during the waiver process. A full understanding of what they are facing and the challenges they must overcome helps ease a legally complex and emotionally charged process involving waivers.

Other types of waivers can be pursued under certain circumstances, including:

  • Prior criminal history
  • Prior removal or deportation
  • Misrepresentation of information to a U.S. official to secure immigration benefits

Contact Us

Understanding the financial challenges some of our clients face, we offer affordable and reasonable flat fees. We also accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

To schedule a free initial consultation regarding I-601A waiver processing in Sacramento County, please fill out our intake form. You can also call our law firm at 800-568-0201. We are also available on evenings and weekends by appointment.