USCIS Expands Provisional Waiver Process

Ricky Malik

In 2013 the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implemented a program to alleviate family separation and allow spouses and children of US Citizens (who were undocumented in the United States) to apply for a Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver. The process allowed spouses and children of US Citizens to obtain lawful immigration status in the United States upon completion of a series of steps, the final of which was attending an appointment at the US Consulate in their home countries. If approved at the US Consulate, the individual would return legally to the United States as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR or Green Card holder)

On July 29, 2016, DHS expanded that program to include spouses and children of Lawful Permanent Resident.

If you or someone you know is undocumented and has either a:

  1. US Citizen Spouse;
  2. US Citizen Parent;
  3. LPR (Green card) Spouse; or
  4. LPR (Green card) Parent,

Please contact us, that person may be eligible for the recent or expanded Provisional Waiver process. The Law Offices of Ricky Malik, PC has helped countless clients navigate and achieve legal status. 703-686-9900.