Handing in Waivers -Quarantine and timelines - Post here

J Rogersposted 11 months 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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Thanks for all the Info…really appreciate it…if you have other recent timeline let us know!@J Rogers

BobbyD replied 1 month ago   #209

@BobbyD

Assuming the sentence is minor for the Harrassing Calls, I think you are ok, but probably just a 1 year waiver.

You are not a slam dunk though, make sure your personal letter is full of details and contrition. Do NOT blame the victim.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #208

J Roger what do you think about my conviction?
2002 steal +5k (18years old)
2017( harnessing call)
And is there enough time since 2017?

BobbyD replied 1 month ago   #207

@LyndseyP
Jazzsax is correct.

Its possible that they could give you a September Letter. I am finding 21-30 days is actually typical right now.

Re-applications for this type of offence should include
-a personal letter taking FULL responsibility for the mistake, NO EXCUSES and the assurance that you "learned your lesson" and no longer use drugs of any kind
-A drug test (better than a letter in this case) showing NO marijuana

The rest of the usual stuff. That would be my "strategy", although it gets harder to get a September Letter the more times you get granted a waiver.

You do have the "raw materials" for a possible September Letter, but it is a stretch.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #206

@jazzsax1 Thank you! Like I said, wishful thinking! I read somewhere someone had an experience where their waiver was taking longer than anticipated, with a very straightforward application/minor offence, only to their surprise, were issued September letter which was what was causing the delay. So I got to hopefully thinking maybe thats why mine is taking a bit longer!

LyndseyP replied 1 month ago   #205

I think once you have a waiver you're in the system so they wouldn't be giving you a September letter. The us still considers these COMT as far as I'm aware. John / Michelle could easily answer this.

September letter would usually be based on the charge and whether it's considered a COMT of falls under their rules or not.

jazzsax1 replied 1 month ago   #204

@J Rogers

Hi, In your experience have September letters ever been issued for minor canibas offence years ago?

1 medical cannibas edible found in purse, accidentally left there going through land border crossing. Clean record, upstanding citizen, just forgot it was in purse and it was legal in Canada.

First waiver approved 5 years. Submitted reapplication and it’s been one month and still haven’t heard back. Border said it would take two weeks, but it’s now been one month. Circumstances havent changed, crystal clean record. I wonder what the hold up is? Is a September letter possible??Wishful thinking????

LyndseyP replied 1 month ago   #203

Thanks J Rogers….i was at the border on March 29….custom border agents told me that a lot of waiver was issued between 10-20 days…he was very kind and also hope me to have it on time for summer….

It’s my first waiver application….I’m nervous of the decision….my conviction is a thieft 5k and more in 2002. Some breech of condition in 2003. And my last conviction is for telephone harrasment in 2017. The thing is I don’t know if that last conviction is included in moral turpitude. And my rehab should be enough in my opinion( paramedic since 12 years, Married kids etc)
What do you think about it????@J Rogers

BobbyD replied 1 month ago   #202

@BobbyD Here are two recent ones.

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4/12/2022, 09:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/10/2022, 06:00 PM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
3/4/2022, 03:23 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
3/4/2022, 03:21 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
3/3/2022, 01:21 PM EST : Application Created

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4/20/2022, 01:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/17/2022, 01:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
3/14/2022, 04:16 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
3/14/2022, 04:14 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
3/14/2022, 09:54 AM EDT : Application Created

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #201

Hi there! Any timelines available for people that recently submitted to the border ? (After march29) just to get an idea for myself…

BobbyD replied 1 month ago   #200

When I went to certify my application,I couldn't because I never uploaded any record of court documents for my conviction.I wrote that my conviction was so long ago I couldn't get any court documents and uploaded that. This is my fourth application for a waiver and never have submitted any court documents before.

wheatpool replied 1 month ago   #199

@wheatpool Sweetgrass MT 406-335-9610 x 550 Sunday, Monday Wednesday Saturday 9am-6pm

I actually am getting a lot of Alberta clients recently, (referrals) and so I had to verify this.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #198

I submitted my esafe form yesterday and phoned Sweetgrass which is my nearest port of entry.

They take appointments on Sunday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday.Wish they have direct line to the supervisor that makes the appointments.Didn't have my esafe submitted when I called he said I should submit it right away.

wheatpool replied 1 month ago   #197

@GH123 Are you inadmissible? Applying for an I-212 is usually in ADDITION to the I-192

Neither is faster or slower. Its technically the same. If your using a lawyer, count on this taking a LONG time as he hires someone like me to do the actual work while making you pay inflated fees. I'm a waiver expert. Lawyers are not.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #196

@J Rogers which one takes less time, if I only applied for one? The other lawyers I spoke to all said I only need I-212

GH123 replied 1 month ago   #195

@GH123 YES.

But what also happens is my timelines are a bit different. For example I rarely apply for both at the same time. So if you applied for both, it would be faster. They approve the I-212 first, THEN the I-192. But it can be fairly quick.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #194

@J Rogers Is there a difference in processing times between the I-194 and the I-212 waivers?

GH123 replied 1 month ago   #193

Here are some recent ones, just to give you some timelines.

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3/21/2022, 10:22 AM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/4/2022, 08:30 AM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
3/2/2022, 08:53 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
3/2/2022, 08:51 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
3/1/2022, 09:29 AM EST : Application Created

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3/21/2022, 10:22 AM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/4/2022, 12:30 PM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
2/28/2022, 09:35 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
2/28/2022, 09:34 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
2/25/2022, 01:46 PM EST : Application Created

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Status History (5)
3/24/2022, 09:30 AM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/2/2022, 12:30 PM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
2/24/2022, 09:52 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
2/24/2022, 09:48 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
2/24/2022, 09:27 PM EST : Application Created

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3/9/2022, 10:00 AM EST : Status changed to Completed
2/22/2022, 04:21 PM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
1/27/2022, 04:08 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
1/27/2022, 04:06 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
1/27/2022, 09:47 AM EST : Application Created

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Status History (5)
3/28/2022, 12:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/4/2022, 02:00 PM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
2/28/2022, 09:16 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
2/28/2022, 09:14 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
2/28/2022, 08:59 PM EST : Application Created

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Status History (5)
3/25/2022, 01:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
11/16/2021, 04:30 PM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
11/11/2021, 02:55 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
11/11/2021, 02:52 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
10/26/2021, 03:30 PM EDT : Application Created

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Status History (5)
3/29/2022, 06:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
3/7/2022, 04:00 PM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
3/3/2022, 04:10 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
3/3/2022, 04:09 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
1/27/2022, 10:27 AM EST : Application Created

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Status History (7)
4/4/2022, 07:30 AM EDT : Status changed to Completed
4/1/2022, 03:15 PM EDT : Status changed to Request for More Information Response
1/20/2022, 02:00 PM EST : Status changed to Request for More Information
1/14/2022, 12:30 PM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
1/5/2022, 04:21 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
1/5/2022, 04:19 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
12/10/2021, 10:51 AM EST : Application Created

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #192

@J Rogers Thank you very much

rae24 replied 1 month ago   #191

@Rae24 No mail any longer. You download the coy to your computer, and save it in one other place as well. Then print out the 2 pages. You need to present the two pages every time you cross. You can obviously now make and use copies.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #190

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