Hi this is Kaushik Ranchod from the Ranchod Law Group welcome to our immigration show! Today we’re going to talk about a J-1 Waiver success story, where the client is from Uzbekistan. Here we were able to prove Exceptional Hardship and get the case of proof by demonstrating Exceptional Hardship to the USCIS because:
- They have two US citizen children and if the children were separated for their parents of course would be Exceptional Hardship. Even if they went with one parent to Uzbekistan and one parent would remain in the United States, there would be Exceptional Hardship due to the separation and also because of the dangerous country conditions as well.
- And then of course there would be financial Hardship. We were able to also demonstrate financial Hardship because of childcare issues. Also the US citizen is also helping provide support for his parents so although the parents are not a direct form or a direct qualifying relative for the J-1 Waiver that still can be used as totality-of-the-circumstances demonstrating a form of Exceptional Hardship and we’re also able to show that if both of them went to Uzbekistan there would also be Exceptional Hardship as well.
So I hope this video helped you if you have questions you can reach us at (916) 613-3553 we are here to help you and we look forward to discussing whether or not your case qualifies for an Exceptional Hardship J-1 Waiver. Thank you have an amazing day!
- Date of submission: 12/19/2018
- Date of approval: 11/06/2019
Proving Extreme Hardship to the USCIS
The Ranchod Law Group was able to successfully overcome the high burden to show that client’s daughters would suffer extreme hardship. If the waiver were denied, they would be required to live in Egypt for two years.
We were able to demonstrate to USCIS that even two years spent in Egypt would adversely affect client’s two daughters. Thanks to our in-depth country research, intensive document collection, and our no-stone-unturned approach. We covered arguments spanning from:
- medical standards in Egypt;
- safety of children;
- economic conditions in the country and how they would affect the two girls’ quality of life.
After receiving a challenging Request For Evidence (RFE), we were able to secure an approval for our client’s waiver application in less than one year. Our clients will rest a bit easier this holiday season, knowing that their family can remain in the United States and maintain their quality of life.
Additional information and other success stories about I-612 Waivers:
- J-1 Hardship Waiver for Egyptian Client with Government Funding
- J Waiver Approval for a Brazilian national married to a U.S. citizen
- Hardship waiver approval success story and I-612 approval letter
- Exceptional Hardship I-612 Waiver Approval for Client from Pakistan
- I-612 Waiver Approval and Success Story
- An I-612 Waiver Approval in 4 months: Applied March 9, 2016 – Approved July 28, 2016
- Waiver Approval for an I-612 application (Applied Jan 28 2016 – Approved July 14, 2016)
- Approved I-612 Waiver example (Applied Oct 29 2015 – Approved July 14, 2016)
- I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement
Typically, these are more difficult than other countries to get such as Egypt, but it is possible. We just got one approved.
I wanted to share our latest success story, and here we have – it’s aJ-1hardship, Extreme Hardship Waiver for and want to welcome here for (and I want to welcome you, for those of you joining live you can call us at (916) 613-3553 if you do have any questions) but back to the topic at hand – IndianJ-1waivers.
So we have a physician who is also a mom and she’s from India and she has a daughter and we got an approval for based off of the relationship to her US citizen daughter. Now how did we do that? That’s a great question, especially in thisTrumpclimate where things have gotten harder! Well the way that we did it was we demonstrated the Hardship to the daughter: if she had to stay here she wouldn’t be able to stay here because she was reliant on her mother for maternal care – she needed to actually have breastfeeding because she was rejecting infant formula. That’s argument number one. Second argument was career and Financial Hardship to the US citizen husband. He was going to be able to naturalize in two years. Second to financial hardship, they had a home that they would have had to sell and then, additionally, there were also some serious medical issues that the child was going through that require the use of a medical specialist in the United States.
So by making all of these arguments we were able to get an approval and if you have questions as to whether or not your case would be approved or not, I invite you to contact our office – pick up the phone call us (916) 613-3553 or Email Us, if you have a question you want answered just post a comment and we will talk to you next week. Thank you have an awesome day.
What is happening with J-1 Visa Waivers under the President Trump Administration?
Well… Things have changed with the President Trump Administration, there have been a lot more Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s that have been issued for Request(s) For Evidence (RFE).
The other issue is that it’s taking 21 months to 25 months – are you kidding me!!??
That’s what’s happening, yes, it’s taking a long time to get J-1 Visa Waivers approved and so the most important thing is to start the process early on: if you start too late you’re going to be out of status because it takes so long to get the J-1 Visa Waiver approved.
Second, there has been one officer currently who has been issuing a lot of Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s. With the United States CIS administration we’re hoping to see this end soon, but that’s historically what’s been happening.
There are erroneous Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s, there are Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s where all the information has been presented and they are asking for the same information again: they are trying to nit-pick every single issue where arguments have been made to demonstrate extreme hardship so that’s not stopping us.
We’re just taking it one level further and preparing responses to those Request(s) For Evidence (RFE)s where we’re retained by the client to demonstrate the extreme hardship one where the spouse is abroad and one where the spouse is here.
So, for instance they’re asking in many cases, they want updated documents and it’s their government’s fault that it’s taking 2 years to process the case but then they come back saying they want updated documents showing for instance financial hardship. So, then we have to go and provide that information even though we already provided it earlier.
So, these are kind of the games the government are playing we’re not letting that stop us, there’s still hope. We just have to work a little bit harder but as usual we’ll roll up our sleeves and get the job done.
If you have questions call us at (916) 613-3553 or check out our other videos on J-1 Visa hardship Waivers and other immigration issues and remember to file early, remember not to give up hope and to call us at (916) 613-3553 to see if you qualify because maybe it’s not in your best interest to qualify.
We have to evaluate your case and evaluate your situation. Keep in mind that if you did get government funding from the United States government that is going to also raise the bar on what you need to do to demonstrate extreme hardship because the department of state gets involved so not only do you have the United States CIS but you’ve also got the Department of State (DOS) – oh my gosh two agencies!
hey… don’t let that stop you! call us at (916) 613-3553 to find out if you should apply especially if you have United States government funding because if you have United States government funding it does make it more difficult to get an approval so you really need to make sure that you have a solid case.
That’s all for today, have an awesome day!
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