We proved that our client’s United States Citizen husband and his United States Citizen parents would suffer exceptional hardship if she returned to her home country of Canada to fulfill the two-year foreign residency requirement and if her husband et al were to relocate to Canada with her.
Her spouse would be devastated because of his inability to continue his career abroad and because of the couple’s obligations to his elderly sick American parents. He had sacrificed so much to become a United States board certified specialist (spending 14 years in education and training) and is unable to practice in Canada.
Furthermore, he had mental health issues including generalized anxiety disorder. Any other scenario aside from an approval of this waiver would be severely detrimental to his mental health and ability to function.
Finally, he would not send his wife to Canada to be a single mother to their child, he would not remain in the United States separated from his wife and child, nor would he separate the child from its mother and send his wife to Canada by herself.
Our client is one among the severe shortage of medical specialists.
Current wait times to be seen by this specialist for initial evaluations is up to 11 weeks. If consulted and seen early, therapies can be put into place to prevent further damage to overall health.
Fortunately, because of her J-1 approval our client can continue helping a vulnerable population.
Additional information in this subject:
- J-1 Visa Success Story: Egyptian national, Form I-612 Waiver Approval
- J-1 Hardship Waiver for Egyptian Client with Government Funding
- J Waiver Approval for a Brazilian national married to a U.S. citizen
- I-612 hardship waiver approval success story and approval letter
- I-612 Waiver Approval and Success Story
- I-612 Waiver Approval: Applied March 9, 2016 Approved July 28, 2016
- I-612 Waiver Approval: Applied Jan 28 2016 Approved July 14, 2016
- I-612 Waiver Approval: July 14, 2016
- I-612 Application for Waiver of the Foreign Residence Requirement