- Date Filed: 1/2/2018
- Date Approved: 2/4/2019
This is a Ranchod Law Group success story, an I-612 application approval for a Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement under Section 212(e) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as Amended.
The Ranchod Law Group was able to get the case approved even though there was Government Financing1.
The Facts About this I-612 hardship waiver approval
- Applicant has two U.S. citizen children from a relationship he had while in the U.S.
- Is now married to a U.S. citizen
- He is the stepfather of his wife’s children from her prior marriage.
Our immigration attorneys argued numerous factors in this case which would contribute to a finding of extreme hardship whether:
- applicant returned to his home country on his own for two years;
- his qualifying relatives (wife and two children) tried to relocate for the two-year period.
The clients’ wife has received therapy in the past, which we argued is relevant in both scenarios.
Based on experience with I-612 hardship waivers, we maintained:
- If the waiver were denied, the Applicant would not see his children from his prior relationship.
- If his wife relocated, she wouldn’t be able to see her own children.
- If the waiver were denied, the wife and children would lose their health coverage, provided by the Applicant’s employment.
- Applicant’s wife is a student, unemployed, and completely financially dependent on Applicant, a role he could not fulfill from abroad.
- The applicant couldn’t meet his child support payments from abroad.
NOTE: Approvals are taking around 17.5 months at the time of this writing
We were very pleased with the comparably quick turnaround.
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Additional information and other success stories about I-612 Waivers:
The following link leads to other I-612 approval notices related to hardship waivers for:
- Egyptian nationals
- Clients From India
- Client with Government Funding
- Brazilian nationals married to a U.S. citizen
- Exceptional Hardship for Clients from Pakistan
and many others.