Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

What are provisional unlawful presence waivers?

On Behalf of | Sep 12, 2014 | Asylum

As a part of the immigration process, some immigrants may be required to leave the country to attend an interview with a United States consular officer in order to obtain a visa for lawful permanent resident status. These proceedings can take time and often requires families to separate until a visa is granted. In order to help immigrants to California and other parts of the country get back to their families, provisional unlawful presence waivers were made available to speed up the process.

Immigrants who do not qualify to apply for an adjustment of status are required to depart the United States for a visa interview. Those who need a waiver of inadmissibility for unlawful presence are allowed to file for that waiver before they leave the country through the provisional unlawful presence waiver process. If that waiver is approved, the individual is still required to attend an immigrant visa interview abroad, though the process may not take quite as long to complete.

Certain eligibility requirements apply for those wishing to obtain a provisional unlawful presence waiver. These requirements include the following among many others, the individual must be at least 17 years old, must be an immediate relative of a United States citizen, must have an immigrant visa case currently pending and must be able to show that the denial of admission into the country would cause severe hardship on family members. When submitting an application, it is imperative to follow all instructions and provide the necessary supporting documentation in order to prevent any delays in processing.

Provisional unlawful presence waivers, if approved, do not a guarantee that visas will be issued, but can help speed up the visa application and interview process. The road to permanent residence status, and ultimately citizenship, can be complex and confusing. Assistance is available to immigrants in California as they work through the legalities of the immigration process.

Source:, “Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers“, , sept. 8, 2014


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