Timeline for first time waiver applicant

June04Waiverposted 1 month ago

Hello everyone! I really love this forum, and I have learnt a lot here. I am a first time waiver application with no criminal conviction, only overstayed my visa.
Please do you have any idea how long it takes from submission to completion. I submitted 2 weeks ago.
Also, I had my DNA taken cos I will be traveling with my kids who are minor and the CBp officer had to deny me entry into the US first before she could process my application. She explained that I will need to be refused entry first because I have never attempted to travel to the US since I left 5years ago.
Has anyone experienced this before?
Can you shed more light and also let me know how long it could take to process first time waiver application.

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@KatM

If you did the waiver "well" you might get a September Letter. That takes longer.

Also, when you have a case that isn't "normal" or "simple", you end up on a supervisors desk. Sounds like you are in the category, and you also did an I-212, so that means your waiver has to be approved in 2 categories. Were you specifically TOLD you HAD to do an I-212 by Homeland Security? What your describing seems not related to an I-212 at all. I would have only filed the I-192 and then only done an I-212 if TOLD you had to. Why? Well its an extra $930USD plus, what would you even check off as an I-212 category? You didn't overstay, you weren't deported....seems odd.

"L" is in a different category. I think he will get it in time actually. I had a client similar to him get it in 64 days today.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #6

@L  I'd be very surprised if you get your waiver in time. I submitted mine at the beginning of March on eSAFE and it's approaching 120 days/4 months. It's my first waiver. I have no criminal record, and no overstay, just denial of entry based on suspected employment/marriage (no evidence found). I'm feeling hopeless and feel like they are just dragging it out to deny me. If you get yours sooner please do update us. I feel like I'll never get it.

I did a I-212 waiver so I don't know if it takes longer (as J's last post seems to indicate..) but even those longer cases already took way less than mine is taking right now.

KatM replied 1 month ago   #5

Since we are talking about timelines, here is a client with a longer timeline because they also were asked to do a an I-212.

Both applications are granted separately but within the same day.

5 year waiver and I-212

I-192
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ARO Decision
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Status History (7)
6/21/2022, 02:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
6/21/2022, 12:02 PM EDT : Status changed to Request for More Information Response
3/29/2022, 08:00 AM EDT : Status changed to Request for More Information
3/1/2022, 10:00 AM EST : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
2/25/2022, 02:00 PM EST : Status changed to Paid
2/25/2022, 01:56 PM EST : Status changed to Signed
12/22/2021, 02:56 PM EST : Application Created

I-212
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ARO Decision
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Status History (5)
6/21/2022, 02:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
4/11/2022, 04:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
4/6/2022, 09:44 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
4/6/2022, 09:37 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
3/31/2022, 10:13 AM EDT : Application Created

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #4

@L

If you used AllCleared, you basically paid to do the waiver yourself. LOL And they are NOT cheap.

Here are my last 3 waivers so you can compare. 72 days IS possible right now.

5 YEAR WAIVER

Documents Shared With You
ARO Decision
Please review the documents
Status History (5)
6/16/2022, 01:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
4/12/2022, 04:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
4/6/2022, 04:43 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
4/6/2022, 04:41 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
4/1/2022, 10:41 AM EDT : Application Created
___________________________________________________________
5 YEAR WAIVER

Documents Shared With You
ARO Decision
Please review the documents
Status History (5)
6/17/2022, 08:00 AM EDT : Status changed to Completed
4/12/2022, 09:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
4/4/2022, 12:26 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
4/4/2022, 12:24 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
10/6/2021, 03:46 PM EDT : Application Created
_______________________________________
1 year waiver
Documents Shared With You
ARO Decision
Please review the documents
Status History (5)
6/17/2022, 03:30 PM EDT : Status changed to Completed
4/11/2022, 08:00 PM EDT : Status changed to Submitted to ARO
3/16/2022, 09:43 PM EDT : Status changed to Paid
3/16/2022, 09:42 PM EDT : Status changed to Signed
3/10/2022, 01:37 PM EST : Application Created
______________________________________

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #3

@J Rogers My waiver application stated submitted to ARO on may 3rd I have flights booked on July 14th to take my daughter to Disneyland. Do you think I will receive my waiver in time it is exactly 72 days from may 3 that my flight leaves. Was hoping to get some feedback from you. I used allcleared based in Vancouver to submit my waiver application.

L replied 1 month ago   #2

@June04Waiver

Half of what you are told is deceptive or information they think is correct but is not.

I am finding 60-65 days is the time it is taking right now, the longest period since the pandemic started. In 2 weeks, this timeline could be completely different. I try and update the forum with timelines, so check in on a weekly basis and you will see plenty of information.

Also, lots of people who DYI waivers post, which gives a lot of different perspectives. A LOT of the information is current, so please look around and you will get a ton of information.

J Rogers replied 1 month ago   #1

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