Applying for a waiver is a delicate process that involves more than just filling out the right form and paying the USCIS filing fee. Once the waiver is carefully packaged, it must be submitted exactly as instructed by the immigration officials you’re working with. Upon submission, there’s a lengthy decision-making process. These many complicated steps can often leave families on the edge of their seats waiting for the results and final decision.
All immigration waivers are approved on a discretionary basis. There are mandatory criteria for each type of waiver, but the final decision will always be made by a consulate officer.
For a 601-A Waiver, for example, one key condition is that you must be able to prove that you’re an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen. Without meeting this basic criteria, you’re automatically ineligible for a 601-A Waiver. However, even if you do meet this standard, and all the others, it’s still up to the consulate to decide if your qualifying relative will face a credible hardship if you’re removed.
This is just one example out of many, but all waivers face the same detailed scrutiny and an itemized list of compulsory measures. Our waiver lawyers in Phoenix will competently guide you through this process, helping you choose the right waiver for your situation and giving you the best chances for approval.