The Provisional Waiver: Waiving Unlawful Presence for Family-Based Immigration Petitions Webinar

Wednesday January 08

  • By: Legal Services State Support, Volunteer Lawyers Network, Ltd.
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Time Zone: Central Time (US & Canada)
  • CLE Credit
  • Location:
    This event takes place online.
    Webinar/Teleseminar, United States
  • Contact:
    Ann Conroy
    Legal Services State Support
  • Website:

Marriage to a U.S. citizen does not automatically lead to permanent resident status for non-citizen spouses. The majority of non-citizen spouses applying for permanent resident status in the U.S. go through a lengthy application process. Most are required to leave the United States and process their immigrant visa abroad before being allowed to re-enter as permanent residents. Non-citizens who leave the U.S. after accruing at least 6 months of unlawful presence trigger a 3 or 10 year bar to returning. That bar must be waived before the non-citizen will be granted their visa and allowed to return to the U.S. This training will focus on preparing and filing the Form I-601A Provisional Waiver of Inadmissibility for non-citizens with unlawful presence. The Provisional Waiver is a new process which was initiated in the last year. It allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to file the unlawful presence waiver in the United States before travelling abroad to apply for an immigrant visa.

Susan A. Koberstein is a Senior Associate Attorney at Wilson Law Group, where she practices immigration law. Susan leads the removal practice unit at Wilson Law Group, which focuses on defending the rights of non-citizens facing deportation. Susan also handles a variety of other immigration matters, including U visas, family petitions, consular processing, adjustment of status, TPS, and asylum.

For more information and/or to register, click here.

  • CLE Credit Comments: 1.00 hour of Standard MN CLE will be applied for.