Vienna, Virginia (webnewswire) February 22, 2019 – Johnson & Masumi, a Northern Virginia immigration law firm, created a guide to the 2019 I-601A waiver for undocumented immigrants. This waiver allows undocumented spouses, children, and relatives of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to remain in the U.S.

Applying for and receiving an I-601A waiver is a long and detailed process. To be approved for this waiver, one must be physically present in the U.S. when applying and have spent more than 180 living in the U.S. after their 18th birthday. Applicants must also have a spouse or parent who would suffer extreme hardship if the waiver was not granted. A series of additional waivers must be filled out by employers and family as well. If the I-601A waiver is not granted, undocumented immigrants who leave the country are barred from reentering the U.S. for three years if they have remained in the country for more than 180 days but less than one year. The ban reaches a total of 10 years for those who have been in the U.S. for more than one year.

The I-601A process can be a tedious and time consuming process, particularly for people who are unfamiliar with the American legal system. Hiring an immigration attorney to assist you can therefore be a worthy investment. An attorney can help you collect the proper documentation, adhere to deadlines, understand the requirements for obtaining a waiver, and review your paperwork to ensure that it meets those requirements. An immigration attorney can also assist you if your application is denied or delayed.

Speak to the attorneys at Johnson & Masumi for more information about the I-601A visa and how you can obtain one for yourself or a family member. The firm specializes in immigration law and ensures that its attorneys are up to date on the latest developments in immigration procedures in the U.S. Johnson & Masumi serves clients in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington D.C. areas with cases related to employment, fiance, student, and visitor visas, as well as asylum, green cards, deportation defense, DACA, TPS, and naturalization. The firm can be contacted online at by phone 703-688-8279. Johnson & Masumi’s offices are located at 8300 Boone Blvd., Suite 225, Vienna, VA 22182.