Questions after receiving waiver

T Raptorsposted 1 month ago

Hi everyone,

I've been a long time lurker on this forum and I would like to thank everyone for giving me the piece of mind to get through this stressful process.

I was recently granted my waiver and have a few questions to ensure I have everything correct and can start travelling across the border.

Question #1: On my I-194 it shows a section for occupation and employer. What if that changes? Do I need to get a new one created?

Question #2: When I went in for my biometrics the gentleman who helped me advised that I needed to download the CBP One app. I'm not too clear what this is for since I thought all I needed to bring for travel was this printed sheet of paper? He mentioned something along the lines of going on the app to make a payment every 6 months to keep my waiver active?

If someone with some shared experiences could chime in that would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you all and for everyone waiting anxiously and patiently, you will get it soon, just stay positive :)

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You can absolutely get a green card after you have had a waiver. You simply have to file an additional I-601. This costs additional money obviously.

As for the ban? I don't have enough cases to really answer that. But I have had quite a few clients over the years get a green card. Ironically, most returned eventually.

J Rogers replied 3 weeks ago   #11

@Magnus I don’t know exactly as to answer your question even though not directed to me but my girlfriend brother had a situation which I don’t think is different from a ban. He he isn’t from Canada so the waiver program doesn’t apply. He overstayed on a visitor visa and was arrested during a brawl in Queens. He was sent back to Trinidad. He was married before the deportation and was in the process of being sponsored. There was a bit of a delay with the paperwork by he is now back in the States on a green card.

[ DT appended this reply on January 5, 2023 @ 2:41 pm ]

But he is back’

DT replied 3 weeks ago   #10

@Marsha @J Rogers

So a person cannot apply for a green card until the entirety of their ban is over even if they were to marry a US citizen before the ban is up?

Magnus replied 3 weeks ago   #9

@Magnus I want to believe that people with bans are allowed to obtain green cards after the ban is over. I actually know someone who got deported about 8 years ago because of immigration fraud who recently married a US citizen and returned to the US legally.

Marsha replied 1 month ago   #8

@DT thanks for the input. I don’t have any criminal convictions. My issue is an overstay which I understand to not be a criminal offense.

Magnus replied 1 month ago   #7

@Magnus I think it depends on the reason for a waiver. I’ve heard that people with criminal convictions are ineligible to apply for permanent residency in the United States.

DT replied 1 month ago   #6

@J Rogers

A question out of curiosity… if one gets a waiver and goes to the US and ends up marrying a US citizen and gets a green card does that nullify the need for a waiver going forward?

Logically one would suppose it would but American immigration is so convoluted at times and I suppose the real question is can a person even apply for a green card after marrying a US citizen when they needed a waiver to get in the country in the first place?

Magnus replied 1 month ago   #5

@J Rogers thank you sir!

T Raptors replied 1 month ago   #4

@gabby You can do a day visit to get the first time using it out of the way.

No one likes Detroit.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #3

I also have some questions.
Should I do a practice run across the border before my actual vacation ? Just to make sure it works smoothly.
Will the border agent just look at it and punch it into computer or will I have to go into secondary and wait for clearance and het asked a bunch of questions.
I'm still so nervous going across. We have a big family trip planned.
I'm crossing at Windsor. They can be so brutal there. (my girlfriend was crossing to go to Nashville last night and was detained and searched going over and shamed over owning a Tesla . Was literally told to make better choices)

gabby replied 1 month ago   #2

@T Raptors

-You do not have to get a new waiver if you change jobs or address.
-The app is basically a pre-clearance thing that is valid for 6 months. If you show up at the border with your waiver, they will also do this for you.
-Your waiver is valid no matter what. Just always show it when crossing at any crossing, do not wait to be asked.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #1

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