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Can I get an unlawful presence waiver while still in the United States?

New Jersey I-601A Provisional Waiver Attorneys

A program that was enacted on March 4, 2013, now allows family members of U.S. citizens whom are foreign nationals and present in the country illegally to apply for a I-601A waiver while still within the United States. If their waiver is approved, then they can apply for an immigrant visa within their home country. The reason this program has been created is to help shorten the processing time of the waivers, and bring families together much sooner. So now with form I-601A, illegal immigrants can apply for the waiver before they return to their home country and then apply for an immigrant visa while inside their home country. What could be years of separation from their families, now can be resolved in a few days or weeks. However, to make sure you are eligible for this waiver and that everything is processed and filed correctly, having a highly skilled New Jersey I-601A provisional waiver lawyer is ideal. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our team of experienced Toms River immigrant waiver lawyers will guide you through the waiver process and help you avoid any pitfalls that would elongate the process. Schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced attorneys at 732-383-6242.

How do I get rid of an unlawful presence bar?

New Jersey Waiver Lawyers

The United States Congress passed a law in 1996 that bars foreign nationals from entering the country who have previously been in the country illegally for certain periods of time. For example, if you are a foreign national who had been in the United States illegally for 180 days or more after April 1, 1997 and then left the country, you cannot enter the United States for three years. If you had been in the United States illegally for a year or more after April 1, 1997, then you can’t enter the United States for ten years! These restrictions apply to individuals who have entered the country illegally who try to reenter the country after being deported. And if you are an illegal alien who has committed fraud, you can be barred from entering the United States for life. The only way around these restrictions is to apply for a waiver.

To receive a waiver, Form I-601 needs to filled out and submitted to USCIS. This form must demonstrate that another American citizen or legal permanent resident would experience extreme hardship unless the waiver was accepted. In order to make sure to stress the need for this foreign individual to return to the United States is projected properly, hiring a smart, tough waiver attorney is in your best interest. At the Law Offices of Jef Henninger, Esq., our team of highly skilled Essex County waiver lawyers are available for a free initial consultation any time, even on nights and weekends. Call our 24/7 hotline at 732-383-6242 today!