Our Process

STEP ONE: Initial Meeting

The first step in the I-751 Waiver process takes place when you come meet our attorneys at Tsang & Associates. Here is what you can expect from the initial meeting:

  • We will introduce ourselves and allow you to explain your situation in as much detail as possible.

  • We will provide you with a retainer with a clear breakdown of our fees.

  • We will advise you on your options and recommend a course of action.

  • We will review the documentation you bring with you and advise you on additional evidence that might be helpful.

  • We start planning how we will approach your case and communicate to you how we will need your assistance in the process.

  • We provide you with an overview of the process from beginning to end.

  • You will walk away knowing you have an experienced team that is fully prepared and knowledgeable to file your case.

STEP TWO: Drafting and Preparation

After our initial meeting, our attorneys will begin drafting the necessary documents for your selected I-751 waiver. We will prepare the following:

  • A comprehensive checklist tailored to the unique circumstances of your marriage

  • Our team will draft affidavits that will later be signed by your friends and family, to attest to the good faith nature of your marriage.

  • We will take this time to contact third parties, such as police, medical personnel, or other social service personnel, to increment the amount of evidence we have available to strengthen your case.

  • We will gather any documentation that you provide us with, as well as conduct outside research to assist with explaining any discrepancy or challenge with your case

STEP THREE: Petition

This step is the culmination of our work in step two, which is when we compile all completed documents and exhibits to prepare your I-751 petition for filing. At this stage we will have the following:

  • Completed Affidavits for you and friends and family to review

  • Final Draft of all supporting documents


At this point, we will file the completed I-751 waiver petition and monitor the processing of the case, keeping you up to date on any new developments.

STEP FIVE: Interview

If an interview is required, we will use this time to adequately prepare you for the event. We will also personally attend the interview to guide you through the full process. Please visit I-751 Interview for additional information.


In order to provide you with the best and most accurate consultation, we recommend that you bring as many of the following information/documents as you can to ensure a productive meeting.

  1. Evidence that you did not get married to evade the immigration laws of the U.S., such as:

    1. Leases showing that you and your spouse live in the same place

    2. Documents that prove that you and your spouse own property together such as utility bills, mortgages

    3. Joint bank account statements

    4. Birth certificates of your children

  2. Permanent Resident Card

  3. Copy of your spouse's death certificate (if applicable)

  4. Copy of your divorce or annulment decree (if applicable)

  5. Expert testimony proving that you or your child were battered or subjected to extreme mental cruelty, such as copies of police and medical records detailing evidence of physical abuse (if applicable)

  6. Evaluations by clinical social workers and psychologists showing evidence of mental cruelty (if applicable)

  7. Evidence that you were not at fault in failing to file the petition on time (if applicable)

  8. Evidence that your deportation would cause greater hardship than the hardships created when other aliens are removed from the U.S. (if applicable)


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Clerk Fee $3,500

*Legal Fees vary based on complexity of each case, and the above quoted price represents the amount we charge for a typical case.