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Greg Siskind









US-Based Filings of I-601 Waivers to Begin in March





Just published in the Federal Register. USCIS promised a rule by the end of 2012, but this is close enough and very welcome news. Here's the quick take from USCIS:



This
process change allows certain immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are
physically present in the United States and are seeking permanent residence to
apply for and receive provisional unlawful presence waivers before
departing the U.S. for consular processing of their immigrant visa applications
abroad. This new process will significantly reduce the time that U.S. citizens
are separated from their immediate relatives while those family members go
through the immigrant visa process to become permanent residents.  


Please
note that this new process is not yet in effect and USCIS will not accept any applications until
March 4, 2013. This final rule is separate and distinct from the Form I-601 centralization process. 











About The Author




Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at gsiskind@visalaw.com.






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