Green Card And Immigrant Waiver ApprovedPublished: Sep 22, 2008 Source: My Source
Our client is a citizen of Jamaica. He resided unlawfully in the United States as a visitor overstay for 4 years and then left and became a Canadian permanent resident. He married a United States citizen, and we filed a Petition for Alien Relative for her on his behalf, which was approved. We then filed an application for a K-3 visa, which is a special fiancé visa available to spouses of United States citizens and an application for a waiver of the ten year inadmissibility bar due to his unlawful presence.
We were able to show extreme hardship to his United States citizen spouse if he was not allowed to live with her in the United States, and the waiver was granted. As a result, the U.S. Consulate in Montreal granted his visa. After he was admitted to the United States, we filed an application for adjustment of status to lawful permanent residence on his behalf, which has now been granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, and a green card is in the process of being issued to him.