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You are making the process to approve a waiver out to be something it is not.
Whether it takes 5 minutes or 5 hours to approve a waiver isn't the point. It is "how fast does the waiver get on a desk?"
Yes, once the waiver is looked at, it might be easy to say "yes", but the line-up of waivers is what defines how quickly it is sitting on a desk. I have a ton of files waiting to be "finished" by me. If you are next on my desk, your going to get DONE next. If you are #20 in my pile, then it doesn't matter if you are hard or easy, your turn is still your turn. Homeland Security works the same way. So the delay is because of the traffic jam, not how easy or hard the file is.
Thank you for replying. I was just curious as to the seemingly long time it took to be approved.
It’s surprising that it took 74 days to be approved for such a minor charge and the fact that it’s your fourth waiver. One would think that it would just be something that would be “rubber stamped” without too much adjudication needed.
7/6/2022, 06:30 AM MDT : Status changed to Completed
4/24/2022, 09:30 AM MDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
4/11/2022, 12:27 PM MDT : Status changed to Paid
4/11/2022, 12:24 PM MDT : Status changed to Signed
4/10/2022, 10:44 AM MDT : Application Created
Took 74 days for approval -5 year waiver
You don't have to make an appointment. You can just show up. But you should call ahead and make sure you're showing up within the hours that the people who do biometrics are there.
When you select the port you're using to cross, using the e-safe drop-down, you should select the port where you're doing the biometrics. When it comes time to actually cross, you can use any port.
I had my Biometrics completed at Sumas crossing last week. I showed up at 1 am and had them completed within an hour. I specified on my application I would be crossing at Sweetgrass. There are no appointments for biometrics. Call the crossing and ask when they are available and just show up. There is also no requirement to have this done at the crossing you intend to use.
Thanks for that, I did figure that out last night after much searching and called in this morning to make my appointment. The E-Safe website should really make that a bit clearer to be fair. I submitted my application a couple weeks back and all it said was to "Present yourself at a port of entry within 45 days" which in my mind makes it sound like you can just show up and get it done.
Im so happy!! Receive my waiver today after 37 days! First application and 5 years waiver!
Status History (5)
5/5/2022, 02:31 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/29/2022, 11:00 AM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
2/28/2022, 05:08 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
2/28/2022, 05:06 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
10/14/2021, 10:22 PM EDT : Application Created
Great help on this website. Got my approval through today for 5 years:
5/5/2022, 12:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/28/2022, 07:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
3/24/2022, 09:18 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
3/24/2022, 09:16 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
3/23/2022, 07:34 PM EDT : Application Created
Hello my inadmissible Brethren,
This website helped me get over some of my anxiety of not knowing how long it would take to get my approval back after submitting for the first time using the e-safe website.
Please see the timeline;
4/28/2022, 08:00 AM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/22/2022, 01:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
3/21/2022, 09:13 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
3/21/2022, 09:10 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
2/19/2022, 09:55 AM EST : Application Created
This was my 3rd waiver application, so I was pretty sure this one would be approved without a hiccup. All 3 times I did everything myself. Please see the listing of documents I submitted with my application.
- court records for each charge
- personal statement
- prior waivers
- photo copies of my passport and drivers license
- RCMP Certificate Form C216C
- 2 reference letters
- USCIS Form I-192 (Edition 07/20/21)
Also I noted that is good to ask in your personal statement you are seeking entry for multiple visits for the purposes of both "Business and Pleasure"
I just wanted to pay it forward to the next person
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