5 Reasons to Have an Attorney Assist You With the I-601A Waiver

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Legal Assistance with I-601A Waivers

The I 601 Waiver is a complex issue which in theory can be solved by the individual, however tips and advice are not readily available on the Internet as this is a new procedure and the stakes are high …


A question that we hear a lot in the Sacramento area is whether it is worth the time and money to work with a hardship waiver attorney to complete the Form I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver. After all, how hard can it be to complete a form?Government forms can be extremely complex and confusing. If you do not follow the instructions and provide the required information, you could potentially be separated from your family members for up to ten years.

That is why it can be extremely important to work with an attorney experienced in handling I-601A hardship waiver matters. These are five reasons why you should contact an attorney to help assist you with the provisional unlawful presence waiver:

  1. The Form is New. The Internet can provide a wealth of tips and personal experiences on how to handle an immigration matter. However, the Form I-601A is only one month old and you will be hard-pressed to find any meaningful advice from someone who successfully completed the process. Working with an attorney can be critical for new forms and waivers, as you will be less likely able to learn from the mistakes of others
  2. Eligibility. Generally, adults who are currently in the U.S. and the beneficiary of an approved visa petition may be eligible for the waiver. However, there may be complications for individuals who received a removal order or who have a criminal arrest in their background. It’s always best to consult with an attorney to help determine eligibility and work on strategies to overcome any “red flags.”
  3. Proving an Extreme Hardship. You will have to prove that your family members will suffer an “extreme hardship” should you not get the waiver. An extreme hardship is a term of art and the government will look for certain things that help prove the hardship. An experienced I601 attorney has worked on many waivers in the past and will know how to draft a document, in addition to the forms, that puts you in the best position to be approved
  4. Expert Review. Too often, minor mistakes, typographical errors, and simple omissions derail an application. A hardship attorney has completed and reviewed many similar forms in the past and can help make sure that your application is as complete as possible and puts you in the best light
  5. Stakes are High. As mentioned above, the stakes for a hardship waiver are extremely high. Approval could mean the difference between being separated from your family for a decade or not. An attorney can help draft a persuasive argument that can oftentimes make all the difference

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