Obtained an F1 Visa but Never Attended School: Busted! I-601 Waiver Comes to the Rescue
September 6, 2023

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The Law Offices of Sabrina Li won an I-601 approval to help our client get past their previous mistakes in obtaining a student visa without ever going to school.

The client had previously applied for a student visa, but was unable to pay for school. Instead, our client began to work inside the United States and applied for political asylum.

Our client thereafter married a United States citizen. Believing her case would be simple, our client filed an application for adjustment of status on her own without an attorney based on her marriage. However, she soon came to find that her case was not as straightforward as she had originally thought.

The client came to our office after she was found inadmissible at her adjustment of status interview. She was issued a Request for Evidence (“RFE”), asking her to provide a waiver of the ground of inadmissibility. The RFE had a short deadline by which the waiver must have been filed.

The case was difficult considering that our client and her spouse were recently married, had no children together, and were in good physical health.

Nevertheless, our experienced team was not only able to work quickly to meet the deadline, but also assisted the client in the preparation of their statements, gathering of evidence, and preparation of a legal brief which discussed in detail the extremeness of the hardship that our client’s U.S. citizen spouse would suffer, arguing that all of the positives in our client’s case far outweighed her failure to attend school.

In fact, USCIS approved the client’s I-601 waiver within two months after our office’s diligent filing.

Please contact our office as soon as possible if you or someone you know has or is planning to apply for adjustment of status and previously applied for a nonimmigrant visa and thereafter immediately violated its terms or used false or misleading statements or documents to obtain a nonimmigrant visa to enter the United States!

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