Persons seeking a waiver of inadmissibility from US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) must demonstrate both that they are eligible for the immigration waiver, and furthermore that they are deserving of this exercise of discretion by the US government. To this end, USCIS asks that persons who are trying to get a visa to come to the United States or who are trying to get a green card through adjustment of status in the US and who need an immigration waiver due to a US immigration law inadmissibility submit with their Form I-601 waiver application certain documentation. This article details some of the items USCIS likes to see in support of an I601 immigration waiver application and explains why each item may be useful in helping an individual get the immigration waiver they need to achieve their US immigration goals. Because US immigration law is exceptionally complex, persons dealing with US immigration authorities, such as in the context of an I601 waiver application, are advised to consult an immigration lawyer for immigration guidance. No matter where you are located, a Dallas immigration lawyer at the law firm Heartland Immigration can assist you in preparing your I601 immigration waiver application. For a free immigration consultation, please contact Heartland Immigration :1-855-USA-IMMIGRATE
Some of the Supporting documentation USCIS suggests filing with an I-601 waiver application
· Court records relating to all convictions and charges brought against you, along with police reports from all countries in which you have lived. The immigration authorities want to know about your background – a clean record definitely helps in one's bid to receive a US immigration waiver. If your inadmissibility is for a crime-related activity or conviction (as is often the case), demonstrating that this was an aberration, rather than the norm, will help you. These documents – along with all others submitted to USCIS - should be translated into English with a certification from the translator saying they are competent to translate into English from whatever language the document was originally in.
· Affidavits from you, as well from others who know you well, suggesting you are deserving of an immigration waiver. This is very important; statements showing you are truly sorry for the activity underlying the immigration inadmissibility and that you have been "rehabilitated" since that time, such that you are now a person of good moral character and that you do not pose a threat to anyone in the US, can go a long way in helping you get the US immigration waiver you need. Your family members, neighbors, people from your church or work are some of the people whom you should consider asking to speak on your behalf. A US waiver lawyer can help you in strategizing how to approach these affidavits.
· Evidence of rehabilitation and medical reports, if applicable. These are usually only necessary where the inadmissibility that is keeping you out of the United States or from getting a green card through adjustment of status is for drug use-related activity. A few other circumstances exist under which you would want to provide these – a US immigration lawyer can tell you more about this issue.
· Where it is necessary to prove "extreme hardship" to a qualifying relative in the United States should you not be allowed to live in the US, evidence of such hardship. This includes, per USCIS: (i) documentation proving the qualifying relationship exists; (ii) evidence showing the strong ties of the qualifying relative to the US, as well as information about their ties
outside the US; (iii) information about the country to which you would relocate if not allowed to live in the US, as well as information about the qualifying relative's connections to that country; (iv) evidence concerning the likely financial impact on your qualifying relative if you are not allowed to live in the US and they leave the country to be with you; (v) information about the qualifying relative's health, and information about the medical care available in the country to which they would go if you cannot live in the US; and (vi) information related to the general impact separation would have on the qualifying US relative. Information concerning factors that would impact the quality of life for the qualifying US relative is also welcomed and important to submit.
A US immigration waiver lawyer with the law firm Heartland Immigration can answer your questions about the I601 waiver application process and can help you craft a waiver application that gives you the best chance possible, under applicable US immigration law and regulations, of finding success in your endeavor to get an immigration waiver. Do not hesitate to get in touch with a Heartland Immigration attorney for an immigration lawyer free consultation :