Waiver application processing times

i194waiverposted 7 years ago

Got your I-194?

Reply here with how long it took. Months, weeks, days...

Replies (recent first):

Thanks Bunches. I emailed them to resend me and they asked me to verify the address which I did. But they do not reply in more than a word. They even did not mention if they are resending me. So I will wait for couple weeks if I did not receive it.

Jag Sidhu replied 4 years ago   #622

You can not enter the U.S with a copy of the waiver. You must have the original or they will deny you entry.

Email and ask them to resend it and also verify they have your correct address.

Bunches99 replied 4 years ago   #621

Thanks Nina

Jag Sidhu replied 4 years ago   #620

@Jag SIdhu - try emailing them and ask them to maybe fax you a copy

nina514 replied 4 years ago   #619

Hi there, Could someone please answer my questions above? I did not receive my letter sent from ARO. What should I do? Canada Post cannot track it without tracking number.

Jag Sidhu replied 4 years ago   #618

my driver`'s license has been suspended do i need a waiver to enter US

pat replied 4 years ago   #617

Hi there, they send me the waiver letter on June 19, 2017 but I did not get it yet. I had applied on Jan 29, 2017. Does someone know what are my options now? What should I do? It seems like Canada Post lost my letter.

Jag Sidhu replied 4 years ago   #616

Also note this is my 2nd waiver. 1st waiver was for one year. For me, both waivers respectively took a period of 6 months from submission to approval

AEI replied 4 years ago   #615

Hi
Just received my 5 years waiver in the mail today. Applied on Jan 9th 2017 at the Peace bridge at the New York border. Waiver dated July 17th 2017.
Wishing everyone waiting God's favour and a quick positive response.

AEI replied 4 years ago   #614

@eve @BeeNest

Thanks so much for the information. I will check the passport . Definitely it was not on the receipt . I will call the Rainbow bridge office if still cannot find it. Submitted on July 28 2016, emailed a couple of times always the same line pending for review

Feeling very depressed .

Orchid168 replied 4 years ago   #613

@nina514 I am in SW Ontario.

@Orchid168 Check your passport on the pages stamped by the CBP. They will often write your A number below the stamp. It is a 9 digit number.

B.

BeesNest replied 4 years ago   #612

@Lashes
It's true, and most are getting 5yr, but not all. Probably depends on why you're inadmissible

@Orchid168
When I submitted my I-192 at the POE, they gave me my 'A' number and wrote it on a sheet of paper with information and my receipt and how to contact the ARO

:: @eve added on 19 Jul ’17 · 10:09

Submitted early Nov/16, first waiver and still waiting. I email once per month and started at 5 months (150 days). It's now 8 months.

eve replied 4 years ago   #611

@BeesNest what part of canada are you in?
i think im noticing that the waivers are always daed Mondays, or fridays,
im in quebec hoping i get it right under the 4month mark..

nina514 replied 4 years ago   #610

Hi guys. Sympathize with you all here.
I applied in early Jan, and have heard absolutely nothing yet. Getting worried at this point, as I have no criminal record so processing shouldn't take that long...

On another note, I found the below info at the following link:
http://srwborderlawyers.com/blog/2016/9/13/exciting-favorable-changes-at-the-aro

Can anyone confirm whether this info is real or not?

“At a recent liaison meeting between AILA and the CBP Office of Field Operations, CBP’s ARO announced a significant change in practice.
Beginning in January 2017, the ARO will approve all I-192 waivers – initial waivers and renewals – for a 5 year period, with limited exceptions.
For individuals with waivers pending for over 1 year, the ARO will issue a decision within 40-60 business days after receiving a follow-up inquiry from the applicant or attorney of record."

Please get back on this, at least for the ease of mind...

And for those doing renewals, I read somewhere that each renewal is regarded as an applicantion in itself, and not truly a "renewal." This means that whether they'll approve of the waiver this time has little to do with whether they have done so in the past (but it could be the case that generally, most that have had approved waivers in the past tend to continue getting them).

Hope the info helps.

Lashes replied 4 years ago   #609

Can anyone share how did you get to know your A number? we submitted almost a year ago in July 2016 at Rainbow bridge, emailed ARO office 3 times:

in Oct 2016, no reply
in Jan 2017, reply was 'Your application is on file with the Admissibility Review Office.  It is currently pending further review.' from an individual ARO officer's account
in May 2017, reply was 'Your application is on file with the Admissibility Review Office.  It is currently pending further review.' from the ARO email account

we never got the A number.

Has anyone ever contacted an ARO officer directly before? what was the experience?

thanks,

Orchid168 replied 4 years ago   #608

@BeesNest amazing!!

nina514 replied 4 years ago   #607

Thanks @nina514

Yes, received a 5yr waiver.
Also, completed application myself.

B.

BeesNest replied 4 years ago   #606

@BeesNest good stuff!!! congrats!! 5 year?!

nina514 replied 4 years ago   #605

Waiver received today!
155 days from date of application.

Applied at Bluewater Bridge, Port Huron, MI on February 13th, 2017.
Waiver dated July 10, 2017.

Cheers;

B.

BeesNest replied 4 years ago   #604

@BeesNest

thanks so much for the information.

Orchid168 replied 4 years ago   #603