Overcome Unlawful Presence Bans Through A Waiver

If you receive unlawful immigration status because you entered the country unlawfully or allowed your lawful immigration status to expire, you will likely face an unlawful presence ban that will prevent you from applying for an immigrant visa or otherwise adjust your immigration status in the United States. If this is your situation, it is not without hope. You may be able to apply for a waiver of unlawful presence that will allow you to overcome the ban and allow you to lawfully re-enter the country.

At The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC, we are intimately familiar with these and other types of waivers offered here in the United States for immigrants from all walks of life, cultures and ethnic backgrounds. We have a deep understanding of immigration laws in the U.S. and years of experience handling a wide range of immigration matters. If you have been banned from re-entering the country because of an unlawful immigration status, we can help you make things right again.

What Does Unlawful Status Mean?

Your immigration status may be changed to "unlawful immigration status" if you have:

  • Allowed your lawful immigration status to expire or terminate through other means
  • Entered the country without inspection and admission or parole

What Are Unlawful Presence Bans?

Unlawful presence bans are applied to individuals who have received unlawful immigration status, departed the country and now wish to return. There are two types of bans currently used in the U.S.:

  • Three-year ban This ban is placed on individuals who have been in unlawful status for more than 180 days.
  • 10-year ban This ban is placed on individuals who have been in unlawful status for more than a year.

In order to regain entry to the country, foreign nationals are required to obtain a waiver of inadmissibility, which will overcome the ban and allow the individual to adjust his or her status. This process requires applicants to take specific steps at very specific times, which may not be apparent to those unfamiliar with immigration laws in the U.S.

We Can Be Your Counsel And Guides

Our lawyers have extensive experience navigating the immigration system. We know what forms need to be filled out, what documentation needs to be included and when things need to be filed in order to ensure the best possible outcome for a waiver application. We can help you avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that ultimately lead to rejected applications or delayed adjudication.

We will be your counsel and your guides through the process of filing a Form I-601A waiver in hopes of getting it approved so you can lawfully re-enter the country and take the right actions regarding your immigration status.

We know what's at stake when facing an unlawful presence ban and the challenges you're facing, especially with immigration laws always being subject to change. Rest assured, our attorneys stay up to date on changes to government policy as well as adjudication trends, which means you will always be in knowledgeable, capable hands.

Put Your Future In Our Capable Hands

Our law firm represents clients from a variety of cultures and ethnic backgrounds who have immigrated to the United States from all over the world. We pride ourselves on our ability to efficiently and effectively resolve immigration issues, no matter how challenging they may seem.

If you're interested in learning more about our services or would like to retain us as your representation, please contact The Tellez Law Firm, PLLC, to schedule an initial consultation. We can help you. Contact us online or call us at 512-774-6832 to reach our Austin, Texas, office.