A NY Daily News reader inquired about the possibility of staying in the US (ultimately with a spouse visa) despite having entered the country illegally. He reportedly gained admission by presenting the passport of his sister (who had a visitor’s visa) after affixing his own photograph to the passport. The reader presently has a ten-year-old son and is engaged to a US citizen. Once married, he would be able to apply for a spouse visa to the US, provided his Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility demonstrates extraordinary hardship if the visa should be denied. As the author’s answer rightly states, good legal representation from a qualified spouse visa attorney will be necessary for a successful application. While no attorney can guarantee the outcome of the waiver application, an expert in spouse visa law will provide invaluable assistance in accurately and compellingly documenting such hardship. No matter how you came to the US, a spouse visa may still be available, so contact Seattle Law Group as soon as possible to learn how.