Waivers: Unlawful Presence, Criminal Acts, Deportation and Removal

Whether by overstaying a visa or entering the United States illegally, unlawful presence may complicate someone’s immigration options. Apart from the risk of deportation, an immigrant in unlawful presence may face a 3 year bar, 10 year bar, or permanent bar from returning to the United States. Meaning, if deported, an immigrant who has unlawful presence will be prohibited from returning to the United States.

Similarly, criminal acts may prevent an adjustment of status, if the immigrant is in the United States, or prohibit consular processing where the immigrant is abroad.

Below are our fees for common waivers. If you do not see exactly what is needed to meet your needs, please contact us.

Case Type

Attorney Fee Estimated Processing Fee & associated costs

When would this filing be used by our law firm?

Provisional I-601A

$1000 $715

You have to receive your Immigrant Visa / Green Card outside of the United States, at the Consulate, and you have accrued unlawful presence.

I-601

$2000 $1015

You have to receive your Immigrant Visa / Green Card outside of the United States, at the Consulate, and you have accrued unlawful presence or committed a crime requiring the I-601 Waiver.

Or

You qualify for Adjustment of Status and need a waiver to overcome a Crime or other Immigration Violation.

I-212

$1000 $1015

You have a Deportation or Removal Order, and you have to receive your Immigrant Visa / Green Card outside of the United States, at the Consulate.

Consular Processing

(Step-one and Step-two)

$2300 $1200

This process is recommended where a spouse, minor child, or parent is outside of the US. If they are located inside the US, and undocumented, this process may or may not be available. Specific details are needed to determine eligibility.

Consular Process is a fundamental way to enter the United States legally. Prior Illegal entry or entries into the US can remove eligibility.

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The information does not constitute legal advice and please be aware that neither this website nor the use of information from this website creates an attorney-client relationship.