Law Offices of Victoria Bezman
17337 Ventura Blvd. Suite 107
Encino, CA 91316
Phone: (818) 907-7677
Fax: (818) 907-7678

Waivers of Inadmissibility

Types of waivers

  • 211(b) immigrant waiver for lack of proper documents
  • 212(k) waiver for technical invalidity of an immigrant visa
  • 212(d)(4) non-immigrant waiver for lack of proper documents
  • 212(d)(1) waiver for government informers
  • 212(d)(3) general non-immigrant waiver
  • 212(d)(5) humanitarian parole
  • 212(d)(11) waiver for smuggling of close family member
  • 212(d)(12) waiver for immigration-related document fraud
  • 212(a)(9)(A) permission to apply for admission after removal
  • 212(a)(9)(B) extreme hardship waiver for unlawful presence
  • 212(a)(9)(C) waiver for entry without inspection
  • 212(g) waiver for certain medical conditions
  • 212(h) extreme hardship waiver for certain crimes
  • 212(i) extreme hardship waiver for fraud or misrepresentation
  • 212(a)(2)(A) waiver for crime involving moral turpitude when the crime was committed while the person was under the age of 18

When to seek a waiver

  • When applying for a visa at a U.S. consulate abroad
  • When applying for adjustment of status in the U.S.
  • When applying for admission at a U.S. port of entry
  • While in removal proceedings

Removal and Deportation Defense

Removal procedure and immigration court proceeding

  • Initiation of proceedings by serving a Notice to Appear (NTA)
  • Detention and bond
  • Master calendar hearing
  • Individual merits hearing
  • In absentia orders
  • Stipulated removal
  • Reinstatement of a prior removal order after re-entry

Waivers of removal or deportability

  • 237(a)(1)(H) waiver for fraud or misrepresentation
  • 237(a)(3)(C) waiver for immigration-related document fraud
  • 237(a)(3)(D) waiver for false claim to U.S. citizenship
  • 237(a)(1)(E) waiver for smuggling of close family member
  • 237(a)(6)(B) waiver for unlawful voting
  • 237(a)(7)(A) waiver for domestic violence

Forms of relief from removal

  • Cancellation of removal
  • Asylum, withholding of removal, relief under CAT
  • Adjustment of status
  • Waiver of inadmissibility at time of entry
  • Voluntary departure
  • Collateral attack on a prior removal order
  • Deferred action
  • Claim to U.S. citizenship
  • Termination of proceedings to apply for naturalization
  • Administrative closure; adjournment; continuance