Do I need to file I-212 and I-601 at the same time to the same place?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Simi Valley, CA

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.

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  1. Natalia Polukhtin

    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . 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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  2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . 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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  3. F. J. Capriotti III

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . I agree with my colleagues.

    IMMIGRATION LAW PROFESSOR for 10 years -- LEGAL DISCLAIMER: This answer is offered for informational purposes only.... more

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