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Immigration Waivers

If a foreign national does something to exclude him from being able to apply for a visa, he may need to secure a "waiver" in order to re-enter the country. If you have been determined to be inadmissible into the U.S., our experienced waiver lawyers are prepared to file a comprehensive application to open the opportunity for your reentry.


When Is A Waiver Needed?

The following is a list of common reasons why an individual may be inadmissible to the U.S.:

    •    Deportation or removal from the U.S.
    •    Overstay of a visa
    •    Criminal conviction
    •    Fraud or misrepresentation on immigration documents
    •    Health-related inadmissibility


Depending on the reason for inadmissibility, an individual may be banned from re-entry for three, five, or ten years. In certain circumstances, a lifetime ban may be imposed. In spite of these bans, there may still be an option to legally re-enter the country through a I-601 or I-212 waiver.


What Must A Waiver Show?
Inadmissibility waivers are difficult to obtain, however a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer can help you identify the existing options you may have to apply for reentry into the U.S. Depending on the circumstances, a I-601 and/or I212 waiver may be needed to overcome a ground of inadmissibility. To be successful in such an application, generally you must show that a refusal of admission into the United States would lead to extreme hardship to your U.S. citizen spouse, parent, or child. At Sethi & Mazaheri, our lawyers are prepared to make the case that your family would face hardship by preparing affidavits and compiling evidence proving the devastating impact that would result if your entry is refused.


What is the Provisional Waiver?
Individuals who are eligible for an I-601a waiver stand to benefit greatly from President Obamas new rule which will permit applicants to wait in the United States while their application is being processed. A provisional waiver lawyer can guide you through this process as the new rule is being implemented.


Contact Us Now For A Free Consultation
The immigration lawyers at Sethi & Mazaheri have extensive experience assisting clients seeking waivers. Please contact us at 646.397.1287 or 201.606.2267 or email us at for a free consultation about your case.


Locations :

NY Office:

26 Broadway, 21st Floor

New York, NY 10004

Phone: 646-405-9846

NJ Location:

121 Newark Ave., 5th Floor

Jersey City, NJ 07302

Phone: 201-606-2267

VA Office: 

1727 King St., #300

Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-791-9279

(Federal immigration practice only)

Sethi & Mazaheri
26 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004
Broadway New York 10004 USA 646.397.1287
9 Polifly Road, 2nd Floor, Hackensack, NJ 07601
Hackensack New Jersey 07601 USA 201-606-2267
2050 Ballenger Ave., Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314
Alexandria Virginia 22314 USA 703.791.9279