There may be times when an applicant for adjustment of status in the United States or for an immigrant visa overseas will be found “inadmissible”. Although there are numerous grounds of inadmissibility the most common include prior unlawful presence accumulated by the foreign national, criminal convictions of certain crimes, violations of U.S. immigration law, and engaging in fraud or misrepresentation by the foreign national in order to acquire admission to the United States. An applicant deemed inadmissible nevertheless may be eligible for a waiver so that his or her application for adjustment of status, an immigrant visa or other immigration benefit is granted. Generally, the availability of a waiver depends on the qualifying relationship with a U.S. citizen or a Lawful Permanent Resident and the success of a waiver application depends on the demonstrated hardship to that qualifying relative(s) should the foreign national is denied the applied for immigration benefit. Among the factors that are considered when applying for a waiver are the family ties in the United States and abroad; length of residence in the United States, condition of health, condition in the country to which the alien is returnable (economic and political), financial status. Attorney Marinov has successfully represented clients in wide variety of waiver cases before USCIS and Administrative Appeals Office (“AAO”).
Contact Law Office of Paul Marinov if you need assistance in securing a waiver of grounds of inadmissibility.