I-601 Waiver

Application for Waiver Grounds of Inadmissibility

An applicant who is ineligible to be admitted to the United States as an immigrant or to adjust status in the United States, and certain non-immigrant applicants who are inadmissible, must file this application to seek a waiver of certain grounds of inadmissibility including:

  • Immigration fraud and misrepresentation

  • Certain criminal grounds of inadmissibility

  • The 3-year or 10-year bar due to previous unlawful presence in the United States

  • Alien smuggler 

  • Being subject to a civil penalty 

  • Immigrant membership in a totalitarian party 

  • Health-related grounds of inadmissibility

If this Form I-601 is approved, the waiver that is granted will apply only to the grounds of inadmissibility and those crimes, incidents, events, or conditions that you have included in your application. For this reason, it is important that you disclose all conduct or conditions that may cause you to be inadmissible and list all grounds of inadmissibility for which you seek a waiver.

On order to obtain the waiver for most grounds of inadmissibility, you have to establish that your qualifying U.S. citizen, or lawful permanent resident relative (spouse or parent), or fiancé would experience extreme hardship if you were denied admission to the United States.

For some other grounds of inadmissibility, you may request that waiver to be granted for humanitarian purposes, to assure family unity, or when it is otherwise in the public interest, if you are not a threat to the security of the United States.

FEATURED EXPERIENCE CASES:

December 2020: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited crime involving moral turpitude in 1987.  The  immigration office approved  this waiver within 5 months. 

June 2020: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation when he applied previously for an immigrant visa based on the marriage with U.S. Citizen. The Department of States had returned for revocation the approval of the subsequet family petition filed by his U.S. Citizen mother because of the alleged previus marriage fraud.  We persuaded the immigration office that client’s previous marriage was bonafide and his parents would suffer extreme  hardship, resulting on the approval of the waiver. 

January 2020: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation when he applied for tourist visa at the embassy by failing to disclose that his father was living in the United States; 

November 2018: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation by using a false passport to enter into the United States in 2000. The immigration office approved the waiver in 44 days. Client’s previous waiver application filed with her previous attorney was denied in August 2017.  

August 2018: Obtained I-601approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation when she applied for tourist visa at the embassy by failing to disclose her unlaful presence of more than two years in the United States.  Client’s previous waiver application filed on her own was denied in 2008 

July 2018: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited  a crime involving moral turpitude.  The  immigration office approved  this waiver in 38 days based on our request to to expedite the adjudication of this case. Client’s  diversity immigrant visa was issued on August 30, 2018, allowing him join his wife an minor child who had also immigrated 4 months earlier under diversity visa program.

May 2018: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation when he applied for tourist visa at the embassy by failing to disclose that his mother was living in the United States; 

December 2017: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation when he applied for tourist visa at the embassy by failing to disclose that his fiance was a legal permanent resident in the United States; 

October 2017: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited who had commited a crime involving moral turpitude and had been unlawully present in the United States. 

May 2017: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation when she applied for tourist visa at the embassy by using a photo substituted passport of a different person and entering into the United States using the false passport in 1999.  The waiver was approved in less than 4 months together with her green card. 

November 2016: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation by failing to disclose his previous order of the deportation when he  had applied for green card his citizenship, resulting in conviction by federal court and subsequent deportation in 2002. 

November 2016: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited  two crimes involving moral turpitude in 1979 and 1989.  The  immigration office approved  this waiver in less than 9 months. 

June 2015: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation by using a false passport to enter into the United States in 2000.  

January 2015: Obtained I-601 approval for a client who had commited misrepresentation by using a false passport to enter into the United States in 1999.  Client’s previous waiver applications filed on his own or with a previous attorneys were denied in 2008, 2011 and 2013.

What is the Attorney's Assistance in a I-601 Waiver Case? 

  • An attorney can assist you by making sure that the application is filled out properly. 

  • He will make sure that all necessary evidence is submitted for consideration to the immigration office to demonstrate that refusal of your admission to the United States will cause extreme hardship to your U.S. citizen or Legal Permanent Resident spouse or parent.

Contact Us 

To discuss your I-601 waiver with an experienced Jacksonville immigration attorney from Gjoka Law Firm, feel free to contact us by email at ag@ag-legal.com or call us at 904-351-8749.