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@J Rogers Lol Good humor. The forum doesn't seem to allow posting pictures. Other than if the picture was hosted somewhere it looks like I could link to it.
One of the things I've learned through my experience with this waiver process, is how these waivers can have such a dramatic impact on people's lives. You don't realize how "freedoms" can be taken for granted, until they are gone. I learned a lot through this process.
I also want to give you a truly heartfelt "thank you" for what you do. Yes, I know that you get business through being active here and that the forum can be a tool to help you grow that business. But what is clear to me, is this is more than a business to you. You get it. You know and appreciate how stressful and difficult it is for people who have to deal with these waivers. Not everyone needing a waiver is the same, of course. But in my case, the waiver is life changing.
Your timeline posts gave me a way to not feel helpless. I could at least see when May waivers were processing and eventually I could see when June was likely to process. It may seem like a small thing...but it was huge for me. So thank you, for that!
Also, I called you one day. It turned out that I didn't need your help at this point in time and that I wasn't going to be paying you for anything. Yet you took the time to answer questions and explain things even though there was nothing in it for you. Which is why I inferred this is more than a job for you. It shows.
So... for anyone who dreams or believes in love and romance....here is my story and why I say the waiver is life changing.
I'm 60 years old. I've been unhappily married for 40 years. I thought my life was over. I felt that I had no hope or anything to look forward to. I never dreamed that love or passion or romance was a possibility for me.
I purchased an Ocules Quest 2 virtual reality headset because my brother in-law had one and showed it to me. I thought it was cool. I eventually found myself in an app called "Altspace". In Altspace you have an avatar that represents you and you can visits worlds people created and talk to people from all around the world.
In Altspace I met a woman who is now my GF. It was interesting because you don't know what the person looks like in real life. So if you become interested in someone, it's 100% about their personality. We eventually friended on Facebook and then started video chatting.
She lives in Canada. I live in the U.S. We are both unhappily married. We met, after a time we fell in love, and then we went on 4 vacations together in the last 6 months. We spent time in the hot tub, danced, made love every morning and evening, it was a fairytale romance. Perfect in every way. She is 10 years younger than I am.
But she had a cannabis conviction in the U.S. 10 years ago. Which meant she couldn't come to the U.S to be with me. My job requires that we live here.
She and I are both divorcing our spouses...she now has her waiver. We may be together as quickly as next week. But until we had the waiver, were blocked from being together here. The waiver means i have a life to look forward to.
@Marsha Lol I guess it may have appeared that way. For me, my whole future was on hold waiting on this waiver. That makes a 3+ month really hard to endure and you feel so helpless at the same time. I deal with it by trying to stay engaged and by trying to figure out the patterns so that I could have some idea of when to expect the waiver. The not knowing just sucks.
But yeah. I probably won't be visiting this forum any more. In 5 years, if the universe smiles on me, I'll be married to her
@Ope I just looked at the dates of waivers that J Rogers was posting and extrapolated it out and then finally did it by a wild A** guess. Lol
I'm guessing next week they will be processing waivers submitted around June 6th or 7th. But it all depends on the total number of waivers in the queue.
A week ago I predicted my GF would get her waiver at noon today. I was off by 3 hours. LOL
Status History (5)
9/9/2022, 08:30 AM CDT : Status changed to Completed
6/3/2022, 03:00 PM CDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
5/16/2022, 10:07 AM CDT : Status changed to Paid
5/16/2022, 10:01 AM CDT : Status changed to Signed
3/16/2022, 07:28 PM CDT : Application Created
@Patientlywaiting416 Have you heard back from them.
I believe that you can now directly contact them and will get a non-automated response as you cross 120 days since your fingerprints.
Please let us know about it.
Cases such as these make the rest of us waiting nervous as that means there is a possibility of not getting a waiver result after 4 months.
So this is a common misconception. The first waiver takes longer, etc. No. If you waiver is going to be approved, how busy Homeland Security is is the bigger factor. For example.
See how fast that was? They were ALL fast then. The client I posted in the "Waiver timelines thread" was 94 days. Yet he was an easy re-application. Its just that applications have slowed because of the sheer amount of waivers. First time, 4rth time, no difference. Maybe it take the adjudicator an hour, maybe it take 5 hours. The relevant question is "how long is the line in front of your application?"
Its no different than me. I have 4 files on my desk. I don't know if the 4rth one is easy, or hard. But its still 4rth. The other 3 will be done first.
Also, if you want to have a clearer picture of timelines, then keep them in one spot here. I post many of them, and I post them all in the same category. "Waiver Timelines - Post here." This WILL make it easier than having to check every single thread.
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