Timing Issues

Timing Issues: Differences between in country filings and consulate filings

Applicants who file their I-601 at a consulate post must remain abroad while their I-601 is adjudicated. With the exception of the Mexican Pilot Program, this process can be lengthy, from six months to a year. If an applicant is in the United States and cannot adjust status to permanent residence due to entry without inspection, May Law Group can carefully plan the timing of the applicant's eventual departure for consular processing of the immigrant visa, along with adjudication of the waiver application, in order to minimize the time which must be spent outside the United States.

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