Blog ImageA green card grants permanent residency in the United States, but the process of obtaining one can be complex. Even if a person thinks they are eligible, there is always the risk that their application may be denied – often because they committed an act that violates U.S. immigration law. However, even if an application is denied, there are certain circumstances where the applicant can apply for a green card waiver. Given the complexity of this process, it is important to have a qualified Illinois immigration lawyer advocating for you. Otherwise, your green card waiver could also be denied. The following are some of the common reasons why a green card waiver may be denied.

Ineligibility for the Waiver

One of the most common reasons for green card waiver denial is that the immigrant does not meet the eligibility criteria for the waiver. There are different types of waivers available, such as the I-601 waiver for grounds of inadmissibility, the I-751 waiver for the joint filing requirement in cases of divorce or abuse, and others. Each waiver has specific eligibility requirements and conditions. If an immigrant does not meet these requirements, does not provide sufficient evidence, or does not demonstrate a genuine need for the waiver, then the application will likely be denied.