Applying for an I-212 waiver that grants you permission to apply for readmission into the United States following deportation (now known as removal), is a big step to take and can be extremely stressful and frightening. You have loved ones in the United States that you have not seen for years. Perhaps you have young children that have grown up without your presence. Being removed from the United States is a harsh decision made by the United States immigration authorities that can rip families apart. Whatever the reason for your removal, the I-212 waiver may provide you with a second chance at residing in the United States as a lawful permanent resident.
The I-212 waiver application process is slightly different depending on what type of visa status you are applying for. If you are seeking to enter the United States by obtaining an I-601 waiver, you will need to submit your application for an I-212 waiver along with your application for an I-601 waiver. If and when the I-212 waiver is granted, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will then review your I-601 waiver application.
If you do not require an I-601 waiver in order to lawfully reside in the United States (i.e., if you have another qualifying reason for previously living in the United States, such as for employment), then only your I-212 waiver application will be reviewed. Individuals seeking to obtain visas for temporary stay and do not intend to seek permanent resident status will only have their I-212 applications reviewed. If the I-212 waiver is granted, the person can then apply for a non-immigrant visa.
If you are seeking to adjust your status and obtain a green card based on marriage, employment, or other qualifying reasons, you will need to submit an I-212 waiver application to the USCIS office that handles permanent resident applications.
Because there are a variety of ways in which individuals can seek to enter the United States lawfully, you should speak with an experienced immigration attorney who can help you decide what route you need to take. You may not know whether or not you need to file additional paperwork or applications along with an I-212 waiver.
Immigration law is complicated and only attorneys focusing their law practice on immigration law thoroughly understand United States immigration law and how the application process works. It is better to complete the application accurately and complete the first time, rather than facing an outright denial of your application for minor errors.
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The I-212 waiver application process can be very confusing, and any minor mistake can result in the denial of your application. In order to ensure that you are following all requirements and providing sufficient documentation, you should consult with an immigration attorney prior to submitting your I-212 waiver application to USCIS. The immigration attorneys of Geygan & Geygan, Ltd. have the experience and dedication to fight on your behalf to obtain an I-212 waiver allowing you to apply for readmission into the United States. Our attorneys will make sure your I-212 application is complete and accurate. While you can certainly complete an I-212 waiver application on your own, you are leaving room for error that our immigration attorneys can eliminate. To schedule a free consultation with the immigration attorneys of Geygan & Geygan, Ltd., contact our office today by calling (513) 791-1673.