E-Safe Processing Times

TravisTposted 2 years ago

Anyone know how long processing times for I-192 using the E-Safe process?

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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.

J Rogers replied 2 months ago   #225

Got my waiver after 107 days.
Im so happy but wondering why they gave me two years instead if 5 this is my third waiver last one was 5 years. I dont really care im just ready to go shopping :) good luck guys

Sophia replied 2 months ago   #224

@J Rogers Thank you sir! I will definitely share the happy ending

JohnB2 replied 2 months ago   #223

@J Rogers @skumar got it. Thanks.

Tiffany replied 2 months ago   #222

@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 aro.inquiry.waiver@cbp.dhs.gov and know more specific reasons of what is going on.

skumar replied 2 months ago   #221

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 replied 2 months ago   #220

@Marsha Lol

JohnB2 replied 2 months ago   #219

@skumar what do you mean 120 days since fingerprints? I thought the counting starts when submitted to ARO?

Tiffany replied 2 months ago   #218

@Patientlywaiting416 good luck. I hope you get your waiver soon people in June seems to be getting theirs.

Tiffany replied 2 months ago   #217

@J Rogers hahahaha. Good one! @johnB2 you freak!! Look at you about morning and evening. Lol. More energy than a horse! Lollll.

Marsha replied 2 months ago   #216

@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.
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.

JohnB2 replied 2 months ago   #215


Sorry buddy. You don't get to make multiple posts and then take off. We, the people of the forum formally request that you post pictures of this woman. Then one of yourself. We will then all judge you. Then you are free. Until then....you stay!

J Rogers replied 2 months ago   #214

Yes tiffany this is my first application for the waiver.

Patientlywaiting416 replied 2 months ago   #213

@JohnB2 lol. Good luck with everything. I wish you both a wonderful life together!

Marsha replied 2 months ago   #212

@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

JohnB2 replied 2 months ago   #211

@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.

JohnB2 replied 2 months ago   #210

@JohnB2 yippee!! Now you will stop making new post to try and bump everyone else’s :) :)

Marsha replied 2 months ago   #209


Hearty congratulations!

[ Ope appended this reply on September 9, 2022 @ 10:40 am ]


Hearty congratulations! How did you determine that the timeline was right for girlfriend and you actually predicted today?
Please share....

Ope replied 2 months ago   #208

@skumar Thank you and yes I'm super happy! Now I need to talk with her about plans and when she might come here finally.

JohnB2 replied 2 months ago   #207

@JohnB2 Many many congratulations... I was really hoping for (and expecting) that she will receive her waiver today.
You must be a very happy person now.

skumar replied 2 months ago   #206

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