Handing in Waivers -Quarantine and timelines - Post here

J Rogersposted 1 year ago

Post real application stories here. Not "A guy told me" or "a few of my clients" but specific client experiences so others can see accurately what is happening.

[ J Rogers appended this reply on December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm ]

There are rare exceptions, but whether you file a waiver, or a waiver AND an I-212 you simply get a waiver in return. That's why I tell clients to wait. Its an extra $930USD for the exact same waiver.

[ J Rogers appended this reply on December 8, 2021 @ 5:01 pm ]

Sorry, that was meant for the response below

[ J Rogers appended this reply on April 28, 2022 @ 1:52 pm ]

Client #2 entered the United States illegally in 2010.

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@Magnus

It is possible. I hope so, he would be thrilled if that were the case. I will advise him to ask when he is crossing. He might get stuck applying but then getting a September Letter

J Rogers replied 15 hours ago   #634

@J Rogers was it his first time applying (guy who got 4 year waiver) and does it suggest that him getting a 4 year waiver , as opposed to a 5 year waiver, that he may not need waivers after his ban is over?

Magnus replied 15 hours ago   #633

5 year waiver. re-application. He had a 1 year waiver last year.

inadmissible to the United States for misrepresentation. He was deported in 2006 and denied entry into the United States in 2019. Fake passport.

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Status History (5)
2/1/2023, 07:30 AM EST : Status changed to Completed
9/30/2022, 09:30 AM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
9/27/2022, 04:23 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
9/27/2022, 04:17 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
9/27/2022, 10:17 AM EDT : Application Created

J Rogers replied 17 hours ago   #632

@skumar I think @Magnus may be absolutely right.

Great analysis. Just goes to show, being an "expert" still leaves room to benefit from other opinions.

@Magnus great catch.

J Rogers replied 18 hours ago   #631

@Magnus makes perfect sense. 4 years until end of Ban.

skumar replied 1 day ago   #630

@J Rogers overstay from 2001-2016 is a hell of an overstay! Lol.

Any inkling as to why he got a 4 year waiver?

Basically he must’ve got a 10 year ban that will be up in 2026 am I correct? Then a 4 year waiver would take him to the end of the ban.

And was this the first time he applied for a waiver?

Magnus replied 1 day ago   #629

On Friday we had a waiver come in for an overstay. He got a 4 year waiver. I have NEVER seen a 4 year waiver before.
Overstay from 2001-2016.

4 year waiver

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1/26/2023, 12:00 PM EST : Status changed to Completed
9/21/2022, 07:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
9/19/2022, 04:07 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
9/19/2022, 04:05 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
9/6/2022, 10:50 AM EDT : Application Created

5 year waiver -reapplication.
1997 Lied on an application trying to get a birth certificate.

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Status History (5)
1/26/2023, 12:00 PM EST : Status changed to Completed
9/21/2022, 07:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
9/19/2022, 04:07 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
9/19/2022, 04:05 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed

J Rogers replied 1 day ago   #628

@SarahB Wow, I thought I've read that once your ban is up, you can travel normally again. So does that mean you need to keep applying for waivers for the rest of your life?

KatM replied 1 day ago   #627

5 year waiver - reapplication.

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Status History (5)
1/31/2023, 11:00 AM EST : Status changed to Completed
9/26/2022, 01:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
9/23/2022, 09:41 AM EDT : Status changed to Paid
9/23/2022, 09:39 AM EDT : Status changed to Signed
9/21/2022, 11:18 AM EDT : Application Created

J Rogers replied 1 day ago   #626

5 YEAR WAIVER. NOTE They are almost at October looks like. September 28th.

Re-application % year waiver again. Drugs in 1982.

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Status History (5)
1/30/2023, 08:00 AM EST : Status changed to Completed
9/28/2022, 04:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
9/20/2022, 04:56 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
9/20/2022, 04:45 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
8/19/2022, 02:46 PM EDT : Application Created

J Rogers replied 2 days ago   #625

5 YEAR WAIVER - SEXUALLY BASED OFFENCE. So the waiver DOES say "you might have to report to local law enforcement in certain States."

But overall, 6 waivers COMPLETED with sexually based offences, 3 were granted, 3 were not.

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Status History (7)
1/27/2023, 12:00 PM EST : Status changed to Completed
11/8/2022, 03:53 PM EST : Status changed to Request for More Information Response
10/18/2022, 01:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Request for More Information
7/13/2022, 09:30 AM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
6/8/2022, 08:09 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
6/8/2022, 08:06 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
5/19/2022, 10:27 AM EDT : Application Created

J Rogers replied 5 days ago   #624

2 WAIVERS. ONE DENIED.
The waiver was denied because the person had a $300k + restitution, and as I explained, the US would want to see it paid. It is clear to me that the client gave his house to his children, as a way of avoiding paying the restitution. Anyways, you cannot just say "they took my house", without proof, and assume they will give you a waiver.

The bottom one is a client who had a 5 year, and this is his re-application. I told him to do a drug test/doctor letter (one of these) and he did not. He still got the 5 year waiver. He has a past narcotics conviction. I still strongly advise people to do the drug test or doctor letter, but in some cases obviously, it does not matter.

I like to be transparent when I post, because although I am an expert, I am not always right.

WAIVER DENIED

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Status History (7)
1/26/2023, 01:30 PM EST : Status changed to Completed
1/22/2023, 01:01 AM EST : Status changed to Request for More Information Response
10/26/2022, 02:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Request for More Information
7/15/2022, 11:00 AM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
7/13/2022, 10:39 AM EDT : Status changed to Paid
7/13/2022, 10:36 AM EDT : Status changed to Signed
6/29/2022, 10:39 AM EDT : Application Created

5 YEAR WAIVER

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Status History (5)
1/27/2023, 09:30 AM EST : Status changed to Completed
9/19/2022, 07:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
9/14/2022, 04:42 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
9/14/2022, 04:39 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
9/13/2022, 02:28 PM EDT : Application Created

J rogers replied 5 days ago   #623

@J Rogers thank you!

Src replied 5 days ago   #622

@Src

You are back to "normal", you just have to show the Waiver. (Both pages) 180 days out of a calendar year like everyone else, although I would absdolutely be very very careful if I have an overstay and keep my visits shorter for now.

J Rogers replied 5 days ago   #621

@J Rogers
Just got approved for a 1-year waiver. Applied through e-safe. Didn’t find this blog/thread until after we applied or we would have certainly used your services.

Submitted the application 9/22/2022. Approval received 1/26/2023. The situation was an overstay during the Covid border shutdown of greater than 180 days but less than 1 year. 3 year ban.

This thread really gave us hope as we were following along. Thanks to all who post (especially J Rogers) and best luck to those still waiting.

J Rogers, any advice on the first entry into the US? Land vs. air travel? How long can we plan the visit for?

Thank you!

Src replied 6 days ago   #620

@J Rogers is it usual for someone to get a 5 year waiver on the first attempt for an overstay such as this client here or did the fact that they were fleeing Haiti factor into some sort of “compassionate” adjudication of this person’s waiver? Or in this case was living “illegally” somehow seen as different than an “overstay”?

Magnus replied 6 days ago   #619

@KatM I have been advised that I need a waiver even though the ban is up. I was told that I definitely would need to keep applying if I want to travel to the US.

SarahB replied 6 days ago   #618

5 year waiver

Fled Haiti in 2001 with fake documents. Lived illegally in the US for 8 years. First attempt at a waiver.

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Status History (5)
1/25/2023, 04:30 PM EST : Status changed to Completed
9/20/2022, 07:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
9/19/2022, 03:36 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
9/19/2022, 03:32 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
9/19/2022, 09:53 AM EDT : Application Created

J Rogers replied 6 days ago   #617

@SarahB why do you still need a waiver if your ban was already over in 2017?

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@Magnus I needed a waiver because I overstayed by 6 months. This was back in 2012. My ban was five years. I waited an additional 5 years before applying.

Do you have an application pending and if so, what are your circumstances?

KatM replied 6 days ago   #616

@commander

Yes, your case is interesting. Can you give more details? You had a 5 year waiver, but because it was not just "business and pleasure" and contains multiple possible visas, they have only given you a 1 year? Are we understanding you correctly? I am curious because I have had to sometimes do waivers for clients before the 5 years because they suddenly want to add a TN or other designation to it. ("O" visas are popular for music) But in these cases, the person still got a brand new 5 year waiver.

I am very curious about the difference.

J Rogers replied 6 days ago   #615

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