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than helping our clients and their family members become part of the American fabric.

Immigrants enrich the Chicagoland area

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Than helping our clients and their family members become part of the American fabric.

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When You Need An Immigration Waiver

When you have been living in the United States without a visa for more than 180 days or more than one year, it is likely that you will need a waiver in order to obtain a visa and eventually a green card. At Immigration Law Office in Chicago, we understand that this can be a frightening and uncertain time. We can help you through it.

Attorney Drew Elesh has more than 20 years of experience helping people in Illinois navigate complex legal matters. He knows that obtaining a waiver is important for you and your family. As your lawyer, he will guide you through the process and explain what you need to do to increase your chances of being approved for a waiver.

We have immense admiration for those who come to this country seeking better opportunities. We want nothing more than to see you succeed.

Working Together To Strengthen Your Case

An important part of seeking a waiver of unlawful presence is showing the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) that you have a strong connection to this country. In order to do that, we will ask you to collaborate with us.

We will need to collect evidence that shows you are involved in your community. We may also need to demonstrate that it would be difficult for your family if you returned to your country of origin. As we get to know you, we will learn what we need to strengthen your case. Some of the things we may ask you to do include:

  • Obtain medical records and other supporting documents
  • Obtain letters from volunteer supervisors
  • Ask you to begin volunteering or otherwise participating in your community

While we want to make the process as easy for you as possible, we know that your involvement can strengthen your case. We will empower you by explaining exactly what you can do to improve your chances of obtaining a waiver.

Get Started With A Free Consultation — Se Habla Español

In a free consultation, we will assess your situation and help you determine how to move forward. Please call us at 773-877-3982 or submit a contact form.