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601-A Waiver

601-A Waiver Attorneys Located in Manhattan

The immigration process can be challenging, and even individuals who are going through the legal process can find themselves banned from being legally admissible from the United States, regardless of whether they are already in the country. Luckily, some individuals in this situation may be eligible for a 601-A waiver. This waiver allows individuals who have been deemed “inadmissible” by the United States to continue the adjustment of status or visa process. There are many reasons that an individual may be considered inadmissible, such as health issues, criminal history, illegal entry into the United States, and security violations. In order for a 601-A waiver to be successful, the applicant must prove extreme hardship to his or her parent, spouse, or another immediate family member. If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through the 601-A waiver process, contact Katona & Associates, PLLC today.

601-A Waivers

601-A WaiverA 601-A waiver is a somewhat new process that is only applicable to 10-year bars. This process allows a foreign national to file a waiver for a 10-year bar and wait in the United States for it to be approved. Once the waiver is approved, you can schedule an immigrant visa interview in your home country. If you need to file multiple waivers, however, you cannot utilize the 601-A waiver process and are required to file your waivers after your interview abroad. If you have been approved, you can return for your interview. Be aware that if your waiver is not approved, there is no option for appeal.

Inadmissibility for Health Reasons

If you have a communicable disease or a mental disorder, you may be barred from the United States. You may also be barred from entering the United States if you have not received vaccinations for hepatitis A and B, influenza, measles, meningococcal, and more as required by immigration visa applicants.

Inadmissibility for Criminal History

Another reason you could be denied entry into the United States is due to your criminal history. Crimes of moral turpitude often result in an application denial, meaning that you violated community standards of justice, honesty, or good morals. Some of the crimes that may result in inadmissibility include the following:

  • Theft
  • Voluntary manslaughter
  • Rape
  • Spousal abuse
  • Child abuse
  • Larceny
  • Certain controlled substance violations
Inadmissibility for Security Violations

If immigration authorities find that you have any connections to someone or something that could potentially jeopardize the security of the country, you may be considered inadmissible. The activities authorities will check include connections to terrorism, spy activities, or involvement with any groups of dangerous ideology.

Inadmissibility for Illegal Entry

If you overstayed your visa or otherwise entered the United States in an unlawful manner, you may be considered inadmissible to the United States. Individuals who were in the United States illegally and left voluntarily can face a bar unless you are able to reenter with an Advance Parole document.

Contact a NYC Immigration Attorney

Katona & Associates, PLLC has proudly served individuals facing a variety of immigration matters for decades. If you need help establishing extreme hardship to waive grounds of inadmissibility, we are ready to take on your case. For quality legal representation when it matters most, contact Katona & Associates, PLLC today to schedule a consultation.

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