When individuals are inadmissible to the United States, there are options. Completing a waiver application may allow for admission despite visa overstays, three and ten year bars and other grounds. Certain criminal grounds of inadmissibility can be waived. Once a waiver is granted, it may be for only one year and then it will have to be renewed. The applicant must apply for renewal before the expiration date in order that the initial waiver does not expire.

The waiver application and process can be complicated and the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer cannot be overvalued. In these waiver cases, I usually arrange to meet the individual at the Pacific Inn Resort and Conference Center, 1160 King George Blvd., White Rock/Surrey, BC. This face to face meeting with the potential client gives us each an opportunity to get to know one another and to work better as a team to facilitate the waiver.