The Top 10 Questions on Hardship Waivers

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Here at the Ranchod Law Group we take great pride in the waivers we complete for our clients. As we talk to Clients, their needs emerge under the shape nad form of questions we are confronted with on a daily basis – here are the top ten questions new waiver clients tend to ask.

1. Why do I need a waiver?

Three common reasons for needing a waiver are:

  • having a criminal conviction;
  • entering the U.S. illegally
  • having committed immigration fraud in the past.

There are many other situations requiring the use of a waiver and it is always best to consult with one of our offices regarding your particular needs and concerns.

2. How do I know if I need a waiver?

It is very important to be honest and forthcoming with your attorney. Many potential problems can be addressed by being proactive. For example, if you had an encounter with law enforcement previously, we can request a waiver at the same time you apply for your greencard instead of waiting for a specific request from Immigration or worse, a denial.

3. What type of waiver do I need?

The type of waiver you require depends on your particular circumstances. The waiver for an individual who had a run in with the law, for example, is different from the waiver for someone who entered illegally. At Ranchod Law we have the experience and knowledge to counsel you in all of your immigration needs.

4. Do I need to fill out any forms?

Each waiver process requires an array of forms. It will be our pleasure to correctly fill out all of the forms on your behalf.

5. What information do I need to provide?

We will ask you for all of the information we need in order to completely prepare your waiver case. In addition to the general biographic information (name, date of birth, etc.) we need to learn everything we can about your specific personal circumstances in order to build a strong and detailed case. We have the experience to deal with even the most sensitive personal information.

6. What papers do I need?

We will guide you in order to obtain all of the papers possible to prove your case. Each case has specific circumstances which need to be documented and after we meet with you and learn of your specific situation we can help you build the best case possible.

7. When should I start?

Contact our Sacramento or our San Francisco offices right away. If you are illegal in the U.S. with every passing day you will risk being placed in removal (deportation) proceedings. Also, you will feel tremendous relief to have your immigration status stabilized.

8. How long does the process take?

It is time consuming on our part to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. We have to gather all of the necessary papers and research on your behalf. We also need to write a brief, a detailed written legal argument, to support your waiver. That being said, we can work expeditiously and efficiently to meet your specific needs.
After presenting your case, the immigration processing times vary depending on the type of waiver. Please contact either our Sacramento or our San Francisco offices to discuss your specific waiver needs.

9. How much does a waiver cost?

We charge a flat fee depending on the complexity of your waiver. We can work out a payment plan to fit your needs.
Additionally, there is an immigration filing fee which varies depending on the type of waiver.

10. Can my family benefit too?

Each individual requiring a waiver will need their own. However, by getting your own waiver approved and legalizing your status you may be able to help your family.

Contact our offices now

We are conveniently located in Sacramento and San Francisco. We encourage you to contact us to discuss your particular immigration needs. Call now or fill in the form and we will be in touch.

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