If you are facing removal or immigration authorities have indicated that you will be barred from entering the U.S. you may be eligible for a waiver:
- Inadmissibility Waivers – we can ask United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the court to allow you entry despite the existence of inadmissibility factors.
- Removability waivers – we can ask United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or the court to let you remain in the United States even if you committed a removable violation.
Consular Processing Waivers
Consular processing means that a person intending to immigrate to the United States goes to a U.S. embassy or consulate in his or her home country to complete the application for a green card (lawful permanent residence). This involves submitting forms and documents to the consulate and attending an interview there.
Think of consular processing as “part two” of the green card application or employer process. “Part one” was the immigrant’s relative getting a visa petition approved by U.S. Citizenship and Immigrant Services (USCIS) on the immigrant’s behalf, an employer obtaining labor certification and an approved visa petition for the immigrant, or the immigrant being selected in the diversity visa lottery.
Only after the consular personnel interview and approve the person for an immigrant visa can he or she enter the United States and claim lawful permanent resident (LPR) status.