Was deported 1 year ago. When I was being held in jail after drunk in public misdemeanor they mentioned that I had already been ordered to depart the country. Married US citizen wife in my country, been married for 1 year. Filed forms I-130, I-129. After waiting for a whole year they finally mention that they cannot process the the forms above until they receive and approve the I-601.
No one I know would even attemp to do a competent I-601 Waiver pro se. It is like attempting to pull your teeth expertly by yourself. Retain a good counsel.
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I-212 and I-601 may be filed together. You will have to pay separate fees and these two forms may require different sets of evidence. Although I-212 is commonly referred to as a waiver, it is not exactly a waiver, but rather a request for permission to apply for admission. Please seek advice of an attorney to determine what kind of waiver(s) and how many you need before you submit anything.
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