(703) 893-6807 romneylaw@aol.com

Located in Northern Virginia.
We work nationwide.

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
& 2 Saturdays a Month

Request Information

Latest News

Read our newsletter.

Our Specialties

  • Asylum
  • Visas
  • Citizenship
  • Deportation Trials
  • Relative Petitions
  • Naturalization
  • and more!

Our Commitment

We care about all our clients and are committed to providing each with high quality, ethical immigration services at a fair legal fee.

  • Multilingual legal staff fluent in Spanish and Tagalog
  • Main office conveniently located in Tysons Corner, VA.
  • Free initial and confidential consultation.

Important Information

 

BARS TO ADMISSIBILITY BASED ON UNLAWFUL PRESENCE

En Español

THREE YEAR BAR

INA §212(a)(9)(B)(i)(I)

  • Only applies to time accrued after 04/01/1997. 
  • Individuals who have been unlawfully present in the United States for a continuous period of more than 180 days, but less than one year, and who voluntarily depart the country. 
  • Hardship waiver exists for the 3–year bar.
TEN YEAR BAR

INA §212(a)(9)(B)(i)(II)

  • Only applies to time accrued after 04/01/1997. 
  • Individuals who have been unlawfully present in the United States for an aggregate period of one year or more, and who voluntarily depart the country. 
  • Hardship waiver exists for the 10–year bar.

Exceptions to 3– and 10–year bars: minors (under 18 years of age); Asylees; Family Unity applicants; Battered women and children; victims of severe form of trafficking in persons.

“Unlawful presence” begins to accrue when the period of authorized stay expires or after an entry into the United States without inspection.

USCIS distinguishes between “unlawful presence” and “unlawful status.”

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis

United States Department of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/

alla logo2 dc bar logo