What types of evidence will prove convincing? In my situation, I used to work as a pharmacist in my country. But since I've been in America for a while, without working in my profession (here, I'm a janitor), my license is no longer any good. There aren't any opportunities for me back home. So I want to stay in America. I'm not filing with my husband, because we don't get along. And I stay with my friends.
I agree with my colleagues that this is something you should consult an attorney directly to do - the merits of a hardship waiver are extremely fact-specific, and websites like this are not designed to discuss them. I will say generally that economic hardship to you, by itself, may not be enough for a waiver, and if you wanted USCIS to consider your career options you would also need to show why it would not be realistically possible for you to reinstate your pharmacist license in your country. You may also wish to consider divorce and a "good faith" waiver, but I would also suggest consulting an attorney directly for that. Good luck!
What you have to prove is that the marriage was entered into in good faith, and not for you to receive immigration benefits. It's not impossible to obtain a permanent green card when filing without the spouse, but it certainly makes things more difficult. You should definitely seek the help of an experienced immigration attorney in your area; do not try to do this alone. An attorney would need to assess the circumstances to decide what would be the best course of action depending on the specific facts of your case. Good luck.
If you are still legally married, then it might be more difficult for you to get the I-751 approved if filing by yourself. Depending on the details of the problems between you and your husband, your situation could be complicated. You really need to consult with an immigration attorney about the situation.
Hardship factors include length of presence, work history, family ties, good moral character, contributions to the community, medical needs, and anything else you wish to submit. You may wish to consider getting a divorce and filing under that basis, since you don't need to prove any hardship.
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