Hardship Waivers and Cancellation

If you have entered the United States without inspection or have committed a crime, your may not be eligible for adjustment of status. However, some people who are considered “inadmissible” may be eligible for a hardship waiver. Most waivers require the applicant to have a qualifying relative that would suffer extreme hardship if they were to be deported or refused admission.  Qualifying relatives may be USC or LPR spouses, parents or children,; however, the exact requirements differ depending on the section of the law on which the waiver is based.

Hardship waivers are very fact-specific and require significant documentation of the alleged hardships.  Well-written affidavits from family members and close friends are often important pieces of a waiver request.  Letters from psychologists and medical doctors which document the potential hardship are also often essential to a successful waiver petition.  Our office draws on significant experience with waiver requests to assist clients with compiling the necessary documentation and supportive legal argument.


The content of this website is meant only to acquaint you with general information about immigration.This information is not legal advice and is not a substitute for having a consultation with an attorney. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us.