My Dad was inadmissible to the US and had received the Section 212(A)7(a)(i)(I) in May 2018, im planning to call him for wedding
My mom and dad had valid visiting visas. Even though my dad got the above mentioned section, i still want to get him here for my court wedding and reception.
I did contact a law firm called messermith, and they said they will help do the waiver and also prepare my dad for interview, but charging around 7000$ for it. Do you think i can get this done in lesser cost? or this is the best i can get?? i checked on yelp and the reviews for the firm showed good. any suggestions?
My dad did help out a friend when he visited us in prior stay and confessed to the officer that he did get paid and wasnt aware he wasnt supposed to.
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Fees cannot be discussed on this forum. Additionally, there are many factors that need to be reviewed in order to determine if your father will be eligible for a waiver. Contact other attorneys to have consultations with and receive 2nd or 3rd opinion before deciding to move forward.
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I think you will waste your money. That online outfit will take your seven grand and your father still will be rejected on inadmissibility grounds given his admitted visa violations. Is he an Indian national, incidentally?
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There is no way to ascertain your Dad's eligibility for a waiver without knowing his entire life history. There are circumstances where a person's background makes waivers impossible, depending upon arcane details, but that being said, many past sins can be waived, but only with substantial efforts. You were therefore on the right course in attempting to retain counsel, and will not really have your answer until counsel knows all of the facts, following a detailed background investigation from many sources, including various government records which will need to be ordered and received first. You might wish to consider a postponement of the wedding in order to permit this, and retain counsel as many months in advance of it as possible. Even after the paperwork is filed, there will be government processing delays too, and exactly how much time is difficult to predict.
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