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That is a really good question. I never see that UNLESS the person doesn't put the work in.
For example, I have a client who doesn't want to do a drug test/dr's letter for his waiver. He has a 5 year now and a narcotics conviction. If he now getsa a shorter waiver, we know it is because of that. But I have also seen waivers where the person was given a shorter waiver because they just photocopied everything. The shoddier that work, the more likely you might get a reduced waiver.
It could also be some of the documents didn't scan. Maybe the personal letter was too vague. Maybe they even thought the 5 was a reach in the first place?
Its impossible to tell but 2 year waivers are VERY rare.
@Tiffany I mean "biometrics" at the border like J Rogers correctly inferred.
We get an email from CBP stating that our application was submitted to ARO.
I saw the following line in that email stating:
The Admissibility Review Office is in receipt of your application. Please allow 120 calendar days before inquiring about the status of your application.
My understanding is if your application is submitted more than 120 calendar days ago, your emails/enquiries will be answered by a person as opposed to a standard automated response you get until then. So, I was suggesting @Patientlywaiting416 to write directly to aro office at email@example.com and know more specific reasons of what is going on.
They mean since "biometrics at the border" not "RCMP prints".
Thank you for the kind words, and I am glad I could help. I always try and remember that every waiver client has a story, is a human being, and is TRUSTING me to help. With Pardon and Waiver companies in most cases taking the "easy" road, I try hard to be different and add some real expertise. I like helping Canadians make smart decisions, and I hope everyone knows I am always willing to help, and listen.
Thank you for sharing your story. The HUMAN side of these stories are what I remember. Please let us know when she gets the green card etc, so we can all for a minute at least, share in a happy ending.
@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.
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