Immigration Waiver – Prostitution 212(a)(2)(D)(i)
Immigration Waiver I-601 – Prostitution 212(a)(2)(D)(i)
At the U.S. Embassy, the consular officer is given full discretion to determine whether an applicant qualifies for the visa. When the officer states that they believe that the applicant has committed prostitution, the burden of proof shifts to the applicant to prove that they have not committed the act. The officer will attempt to obtain a statement from the visa applicant confirming the accusation. Telling the officer that they did not commit prostitution is usually not enough.
For some young women without a formal education, their applications are closely reviewed for where they have lived and worked. Women who have worked in the service industry such as a waitress or massage therapist in a high tourist area are sometimes unfairly presumed to have engaged in prostitution. The visa applicant should be ready to rebut such accusations with evidence.
If the accused applicant cannot convince the consular officer that they have never engaged in prostitution, they could be found inadmissible to the United States because of INA 212(a)(2(D). This section of the U.S. Immigration Code prevents someone who has engaged in prostitution in the past 10 years of obtaining a visa.
However, a denial of a visa for prostitution is not the end. An applicant who has been denied a visa for prostitution can file to waive the finding.
I have represented many visa applicants who have been denied a visa because of a finding of prostitution and successfully obtained an immigration waiver them.
If your visa has been denied because of a finding of prostitution, please contact our office.
What services I will provide for you:
- Prior to filing the case, we will discuss the best option for you.
- With an office in Bangkok, Thailand, we will ensure that your family members are part of the process and that we prepare the best waiver application possible.
- With fluent bilingual staff, we can ensure that all documents are properly translated and prepared.
- I personally oversee all cases and review everything prior to the case being sent to the appropriate U.S. Government agency.
- Clients can personally send me messages at any time, and I guarantee that I will respond with an answer as quickly as possible.
- As your attorney, I will personally contact the appropriate U.S. Government agency if there are any issues with the case.
- We will personally prepare your family member prior to embassy interviews.
- We will assist in obtaining police clearances and medical examinations.
If you have any questions about our services, please send us a message. We will be there to assist your love one in obtaining an immigration waiver. Info(at)virasin.com