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 form is needed to apply for Unlawful Presence Waivers?

On Behalf of | Jun 18, 2015 | Asylum

Numerous immigrants currently living in California and other areas of the United States who are immediate relatives of citizens, but who have not yet obtained the appropriate documents to remain in the country, may be required to return to their native countries in order to interview for immigration visas. The thought of being separated from one’s family is understandably frightening. It may be possible to shorten the length of separation by filing for Unlawful Presence Waivers before leaving the country.

Current laws require that immigrant relatives of U.S. citizens return to their native countries in order to attend visa interviews at their local embassies or consulates. Before departure, these individuals, if they have already been established as direct relatives of citizens of the United States and have paid the appropriate immigration visa fees, may apply for Unlawful Presence Waivers. Following the instructions carefully is vitally important when filling out these forms, as even the tiniest of errors can result in an application’s rejection.

The application needed to request a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver is called a I-601A. This form, once completed, will need to be sent to the correct address, with the appropriate filing fee included. After these items are received, petitioners will receive some form of notification, usually through a text message or email, that the application has been accepted.

There are certain steps immigrants can take when submitting applications for Unlawful Presence Waivers in order to improve the odds of acceptance and approval. These include filling out the form in its entirety, ensuring all information is current and accurate, and sending a copy of the visa immigration fee receipt. Whether one resides in California or elsewhere, legal assistance is available and may prove valuable when working through this process.

Source:, “I-601A, Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver“, Accessed on June 15, 2015


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