Philadelphia Lawyer for Provisional Wavers
One of the most recent changes implemented by the Obama administration in helping immigrants living in the United States is the introduction of provisional waivers. The Philadelphia immigration attorneys at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. are excited to now have the opportunity to help clients learn about this important new change and to guide clients in applying for and receiving provisional waivers.
Prior to this March 2013, immigrants who overstayed their visas by 180 days were facing 3-year bars from the United States after departure. Immigrants who overstayed for more than a year were facing 10-year bars. Though some may long overstay and keep themselves under the radar, if attempting to obtain a green card or change status, their illegality would be found and these bans would be enacted. The new provisional waivers allow a select group of qualifying individuals to surpass these 3- and 10-year bars and make a swifter return to the U.S. and obtain a lawful status:
The requirements for a provisional waiver include:
- Must be an immediate relative (spouse, child, or parent) of U.S. citizen
- Must have a qualifying relative
- A qualifying relative is a spouse or parent to a U.S. citizen who would suffer extreme hardship without the applicant.
These provisional waivers offer a new sense of peace-of-mind for immigrants looking to change their status. While they will still have to leave the country for the visa interview, unlike before, they will leave knowing whether or not they can reenter the country. These provisional waivers offer immigrants a much quicker process; allowing a shorter time of leave from their families.
Like all new immigration laws, it is important that an applicant has a full understanding of the new process. A Philadelphia immigration lawyer at the Law Office of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. can help you in this regard. Quickly filling out an application before compiling all the information needed could easily cost an applicant the status change their hoping for. The Philadelphia immigration lawyers of The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. keep up to date on these new changes and are ready to guide clients in learning more, finding if they have eligibility, and applying for provisional waivers.
Think you or a loved one may qualify for a provisional waiver? Contact a Philadelphia immigration lawyer at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. online or call for a consultation: (215) 437-3058 ( Philadelphia immigration lawyer ) and (609) 257-4976 (Trenton).
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