What papers do I need in order to file my unlawful presence waiver (form I-601A)? How do I show my extreme hardship to USCIS?
Previously, we discussed the basic requirements for the USCIS (U.S. Immigration) provisional unlawful presence waiver (form I-601A). This is a waiver that can be used by individuals who
- entered the U.S. illegally
- are immediate relatives of U.S. Citizens.
A U.S. Citizen can file in the immediate relative category for their spouse, parent (the U.S. citizen must be over 21), or their unmarried minor child. This waiver became available in March of this year.
In addition to the basic paper work (certificates, etc.) you will need to establish “extreme hardship” to your qualifying relative (your qualifying relative will either be your U.S. Citizen spouse or U.S. Citizen parent.)
How Extreme Hardship Works
Hardship can be financial and emotional. The types of paperwork you’d need to prove financial hardship can include proof of income and expenses. The types of paperwork that you’d need in order to prove emotional hardship can be your statement and a statement (letter or evaluation) from a:
- religious official
- mental health professional
How Ranchod Law Can Help You
If your qualifying relative has a health problem we could include a doctor’s note and medical records. We could also argue on your behalf regarding the quality and availability of medical services in your home country.
We will also argue on your behalf regarding your ties to the U.S., for example, employment, educational, community, and all family ties. We could also emphasize the length of time you’ve lived in the U.S. We will research and argue the negatives of returning to your home country, fears, lack of opportunity, lack of access to necessities like food, clean water, work, school, and medical services.
If you have a child with special needs, whether educational or mental, we could argue how those special needs would result in extreme hardship to your qualifying relative in your absence.
Each case is unique and has a variety of special facts which should be emphasized. During your initial consultation with us we can discuss the strengths of your particular case and the types of papers that will best highlight those strengths (affidavits, letters, check stubs, income tax returns, bills, other financial records, medical documentation, school records and certificates etc.)
Since March, Ranchod Law is proud to have filed numerous unlawful presence waivers. Additionally, prior to March, we successfully argued extreme hardship for a variety of other immigration cases. We look forward to utilizing our experience to benefit your case.
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A Detailed list of other information on I-601A Waivers
- Keeping Families Together Through The I-601A Waiver Process
- I-601A Waiver Approval and Success Story for a Mexican National
- I-601A Waiver for National from Guatemala
- An I-601A Success Story: Waiver approval for medical extreme hardship
- Examples of Successful I-601A Waiver Applications
- i-601a Waiver Approval for Client who remained in the U.S. for 15 years
- I-601a Hardship Waiver Approval Notice
- I-601a Approval Document, Client Entered the U.S. Illegally from Mexico
- I-601a Waiver Approvals, Waiver for El Salvadorian Client Who Entered the U.S. Illegally
- i-601a Unlawful Presence Waiver APPROVED for Client from Central America
- i-601a Waiver Approved for Client Who Entered the U.S. Illegally
- Our Latest I-601a Success Story » Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
- I-601A Waivers, Client from Mexico entered and resided illegally in the U.S.
- I-601A Waiver Approved for Mexican Client, Unlawful Entry and Unlawful Presence in the U.S.
- I-601A Waiver Approval, Illegal Entry and Illegal Presence
- I-601A Hardship Waiver Approval, Nov. 11, 2016
- I-601A: How Psychological and Financial Hardship affect an approval
- I-601a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Approval 2016-08-30
- I-601A Hardship Waiver Available to Spouses and Children of Lawful Permanent Residents
- I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver Approval
- I-601A Waiver Approved for Client by The Ranchod Law Group
- I-601A Waiver Approval from Mexico
- Success Story: Approval of I-601A for Client Brought to U.S. as a Child
- Form I-601a: Common Misconceptions about the New Unlawful Presence Waiver
- Filing Unlawful Presence Waivers (form I-601A), Demonstration of Extreme Hardship
- Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver (Form I-601A)
- Defects With I-601A Applications
- 5 Reasons Why You Should have an Immigration Attorney Assist You With the I-601A Waiver
- Can I Apply for an I-601A Waiver If Under an Order of Voluntary Departure?
- What you need to know about Form I-601A
- Tips for Completing Form I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
- Eligibility for the I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver
- Will I Be Subject to Removal Proceedings If My I-601A Application is Denied?
- How to Prove “Extreme Hardship” for an I-601A Hardship Waiver