Law Offices of Marie B. Higuera

Waivers of Inadmissibility and Prior Removal or Deportation

If you have a criminal history, unlawful presence, unlawful employment or a history of immigration problems, you may have a difficult time obtaining residency even if you have an approved employer or a family-based petition, and you may need a waiver to qualify for residency.

Schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer. Contact us or call 206-607-6175.

Waivers are available in three contexts: affirmative applications to Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), removal proceedings and consular processing. The Law Offices of Marie B. Higuera has a history of helping our clients obtain waivers.

Waivers of Inadmissibility and Waivers of Prior Deportations

I-601 Waivers of Inadmissibility are applied for in conjunction with an application for residence for family members who may be inadmissible because of unlawful presence, criminal matters, fraud and other grounds of inadmissibility. I-212 waivers are also used in connection with an application for residence, and are to waive a prior deportation. There is a special waiver, I-192, that is used in conjunction with applications for U visas for people who may be inadmissible because of unlawful presence, criminal matters, fraud, prior deportations, and other grounds of inadmissibility. The form I-601A is for immediate family of citizens that need a waiver for unlawful presence in the United States.