Barten Lantz P.C. attorneys have extensive experience with waiver applications to overcome immigration violations or request an exemption. Waivers are complicated and fact-driven. Our attorneys will analyze your eligibility for a waiver and develop your strongest arguments and evidence to present to the government.
Some waivers are available to request forgiveness for immigration violations. A foreign national applying for U.S. immigration status can be denied for many types of violations. Common violations that prevent approval of status are criminal arrests, unlawful presence in the U.S. and misrepresentations made to immigration agents. These types of waivers often require showing hardship to a qualifying relative in the U.S.
Other types of waivers are used to request exemption from eligibility requirements. Common exemption waivers are waiver of the J-1 two year home residency requirement, waiver of the joint signature requirement to remove conditions of residency for spouses of U.S. citizens, and the National Interest Waiver allowing self-petitioning for employment without a sponsoring employer. Waivers are an area of immigration law in which competent representation is a must.