Travel Information

Eddie0303posted 5 months ago

Hello,

First time waiver for me and my question is about the travel information on the form. Do I need to know where and when I plan to travel to? Just looking of having waiver done in advance of any specific travel plans and I’m unsure how to complete this section.

Thanks for any advice in advance.

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@Magnus

you are absolutely right. Just as we see long lineups and delays in passports, just as we see airlines struggling and having to cancel or delay flights, the amount of people suddenly trying to travel all at once has created a traffic jam.

I have new clients applying, regular clients renewing, and many clients who WOULD have renewed but didn't for the 2 years were had the pandemic. So it is definitely the perfect storm.

However, as frustrating as this is, the aftermath of 9/11 was much worse. We had some waivers that took close to a YEAR.

This will get better, I predict by the late fall.

J Rogers replied 3 weeks ago   #17

@RG
I suspect more folks handed in applications this summer and possibly more US government employees handling these things are taking summer holidays thus a “perfect storm” to create a backlog of waivers to be processed.

Just a complete guess/supposition on my part here. Perhaps come Fall time and when the summer holidays are over then we may see the timelines decrease a bit.

Once again just a complete guess on my part here.

Magnus replied 3 weeks ago   #16

@RG that's the most annoying thing to miss the events you planned for. Mine is coming up too.. I'm hoping will hear from them next week if not I'm screwed up

candra1 replied 3 weeks ago   #15

I was told that my situation was a no brainer and a waiver would be given no problem. It’s my first time waiver and I was even okay with a 1 year waiver. I had a huge trip planned with my wife and daughter but I missed it. Pretty bummed to say the least. It’s definitely in the 75-80+ (I’m on day 75 today) range maybe even more considering the lack of updates. It’s silly because it’s the busiest time for travel given it’s summer months.

At this point I don’t even care when mine comes now but I will update on here regardless.

Goodluck to everyone waiting for upcoming trips/events.

RG replied 3 weeks ago   #14

@Beu I tried checking other forum for I 194 waivers but this is the one that shows up. I don't think there's any where else you can check.

candra1 replied 3 weeks ago   #13

It’s unbelievable that there still has been no update? Is it possible that approvals are not being given? Or are people just unwilling to share? It’s confusing for me that in almost 2 weeks, there’s been nothing. Or is there somewhere else we should be checking updates? Mine is 75 days since submission and 73 days since biometrics today. Any advice. @RG

Beu replied 3 weeks ago   #12

@RG oh sorry you missed your trip to the Disneyland... its not fair at all we pay so much for the waiver and they take their time to do it whenever smh. I still have two more weeks before my trip to the usa so fingers cross I hear from them next weeks.

candra1 replied 3 weeks ago   #11

@candra1

Goodluck i applied May 3rd and I’m at 73 days today and had a trip planned to Disneyland with my daughter and i couldn’t go. Really disappointed and confused how zero updates have been made for end of April + May. Seriously feels like they took a vacation at the worst time possible.

RG replied 3 weeks ago   #10

May applicants any updates yet. It looks like they forgot about the may people smh.. I have an important event coming up on the 29 in usa but it looks like I will miss it. I applied in May 8 and still nothing. Just overstayed for 3 years no criminal record.

candra1 replied 3 weeks ago   #9

@Amy

Just show up and show both pages.

J Rogers replied 2 months ago   #8

wavier traveller, first time going to the us with a wavier do you call ahead with plans or just show up at boarder and present the information?

Amy replied 2 months ago   #7

@J Rogers

Thanks for the help!

Eddie0303 replied 5 months ago   #6

@Eddie

So for my clients;

Buffalo
New York
Rainbow Bridge
Up to two weeks
Airplane and Car

Vacation and holidays, and as a truck driver......etc...

J Rogers replied 5 months ago   #5

@J Rogers
Ok I’m still confused :(

Travel information section copied from application below:

Travel Information

Location at Which you Plan to Enter the United States (desired Port-of-Entry)
*20.a. City

20.b. State

*21. Name of Port-of-Entry

*22. How do you plan to travel to the United States? (For example, by plane, ship, car)

*23. When do you plan to enter the United States? (mm/dd/yyyy)

*24. Approximate Length of Stay in the United States

*25. What is the purpose of your stay in the United States? Explain fully below.

Is this section not different than where biometrics will be done? Because I don’t have definitive travel plans to the US at this point and I’m just trying to have waiver in place prior to any travel plans this section is confusing. Do I just make up some travel plans or have to have something planned before I can complete this section?

Eddie0303 replied 5 months ago   #4

@Eddie

No, just say "up to two weeks" You can stay longer, don't worry.

I meant that port you put is the one where you do your biometrics, but once the waiver is granted, you can travel through ANY port.

J Rogers replied 5 months ago   #3

@J Rogers
Yes done thru esafe. Was just unsure of the wording in this section as it asks to detail travel plans (which I don’t have yet). If I’m only completing this for biometrics, my length of stay would be 1 day? Questions 20-25 on the travel information portion of the waiver.

Eddie0303 replied 5 months ago   #2

@Eddie0303

Put the port you plan to do your biometrics in. This is through eSAFE right?

So for my clients, we would put Buffalo then Rainbow Bridge. Once the waiver is granted you can cross anywhere.

J Rogers replied 5 months ago   #1

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