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If you are a non-U.S. citizen who has been denied a green card or permanent residency due to allegations of fraud or misrepresentation, you can fight these allegations by filing Form 212(i), a fraud waiver or waiver for misrepresentation.

If you have been denied a green card or permanent U.S. residency due to allegations of fraud, Florida immigration attorney Gail Seeram can help by filing a 212(i) fraud waiver and arguing against the denial. 

Green card and residency applications may be denied if a customs or immigration official believes that you have lied to gain entry to the United States. Lying is a form of fraud, which is illegal and makes you inadmissible to the U.S.  

However, under INA 212(i), applicants may be eligible for a waiver if they can prove that denial of admission to or removal from the United States would result in extreme hardship to his/her spouse, son, or daughter that is a United States citizen or permanent resident.

The Immigration Law Offices of Gail Seeram can help you apply for this waiver and gain entry to the U.S. We work with non-U.S. citizens every day to help them comply with U.S. immigration laws and gain entry to the country legally.

How Our Orlando Immigration Law Office Can Help You

Our Florida immigration law office can prepare and file the waiver on your behalf. This helps ensure that the paperwork is completed correctly and accurately. We improve your case by including as much supporting evidence and documentation as is available to prove the extreme hardship your denial would have on you and your family and we can also argue on your behalf why the waiver of inadmissibility should be granted. There are many different arguments that could be made to support your case and we will examine each possibility in turn with you to build your strongest defense.

The U.S. government must follow very strict guidelines when issuing a denial based on fraud or misrepresentation. For example, you must “willfully” commit the fraud. That means you must have known you were lying or misrepresenting your situation on your application. It’s possible that you made an honest mistake and had no intention of defrauding immigration officials. In that case, the arguments against your entry may be dismissed.

Every situation is different, which is why we take the time to examine all of the facts surrounding your application and denial to argue against the ruling and prove your eligibility to remain in the U.S.

If you have been denied a green card or permanent residency due to allegations of fraud, contact The Immigration Law Offices of Gail Seeram for help at, start a chat session at, or call/text 1-877-GAIL-LAW or 407-292-7730 to schedule a consultation.