The Schmidt Law Group is a full service immigration law firm in San Francisco, California, experienced in handling an array of American Immigration and Nationality Law aspects. We provide innovative approaches to family immigration, strategies for work visas, and all avenues towards permanent residence (green card) as well as deportation defense.
We are committed to providing quality and efficient assistance with integrity, leaving no stone unturned, in obtaining the best results possible. We constantly monitor developments in ever-changing immigration laws and regulations and use state-of-the-art technology for research as well as client communications and case management.
NEWS ALERT: Provisional Waiver for Unlawful Presence On January 3, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security published new regulations which will, as of March 4, 2013, allow persons who are ineligible to adjust their status in the U.S. because they entered the country without inspection or overstayed their visas to apply for provisional waivers to excuse their unlawful presence. Once the waiver is approved, applicants will be eligible to apply for an immigrant visa (green card) at a U.S. Consulate and return quickly.
The aim of this new program is to avoid having waiver applicants to be separated from their families for months or years while their waivers are pending. Waivers could previously only be submitted at a U.S. Consulate and required applicants to leave the United States without knowing whether they would be able to return at all.
To qualify, a person must be at least 17 years old, and be the beneficiary of an approved I-130 visa petition as an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen. Immediate relatives are spouses, parents and children of U.S. citizens. To be considered a parent, the sponsoring son or daughter must be at least 21 years of age.
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