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  1. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    What in the world? I swear this is so unnecessarily difficult. Let's hope that this is a request for a document page or something. Let us know
  2. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Does anyone get an email from uscis every 2 weeks with a standardized generic response that they are still working on my case and that there are no updates yet? Although I am not even doing a case inquiry
  3. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    ah okay. I guess there is nothing else to do but wait. Someone earlier in this group said theirs was approved. If I remember correctly they sent out their RFE papers in April of this year, and got an answer in August, so that's 4 months. I say give it another month or so. Keep us updated and best of luck to you!
  4. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Nothing from me yet. Can you do a case inquiry?
  5. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Congrats to your wife then! Thats awesome. But at the same time it shows how much variation is between each case even if both of your cases were constructed on the same argument and evidence. Although why your cases are deemed different in the eyes of uscis is beyond me. Your reply should be on its way too. I hope I get some kind of response before the end of this year
  6. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Yeah I heard RFEs take at least 60 days to hear back from. Is your wife's case based on persecution as well? You should be hearing back anytime soon too, I hope!
  7. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Any news from anyone? I sent out my RFE last week and it was received yesterday. Now the wait starts
  8. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Hey @Preparing_To_Wait welcome to the group. My J-1 was about 6-7 years. I don't think, in fact I am confident, that how long ago you had your J-1 does not matter. I submitted my documents September 2017, currently putting together evidence for RFE. I advise you gather as much as you can in the form of documentary evidence and testimonial evidence. My lawyer says that we are again entering a hostile environment, which means a lot of people even with voluminous and well put together applications are getting RFE's. But don't feel discouraged. Do your best! I have around 400 pages of documentary evidence and a few letters from experts.
  9. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Updates on my cases: I am still working on putting together my RFE evidence. I talked to one lawyer, Brian Schmitt from Maryland. Unfortunately, his services were way beyond my budget, so I am doing this on my own for now, but still looking for lawyers who work with persecution cases. Do you guys know what should the statements of support look like? I am asking statements from my friends, as well as professors and experts. How many pages, structure, etc? I would really appreciate some information. Thank you all!
  10. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    I would consider it good news! What kind of evidence did you submit in RFE to support your statement? Are you working with a lawyer?
  11. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Nice! I wish you all the best. My situation is not looking so good. Once I talked to the lawyer, he was not satisfied with the quality of the application that I submitted on my own and pretty much suggested I re-apply. I suggested why don't we write another statement and provide more evidence for RFE instead of starting over. He also said that he writers 15 to 40 pages of statements for a client!!! How long was yours?
  12. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    Hey all! I finally got my RFE in the mail. Basically they asked me to provide copies of all my visas from the passport with entry/exit stamps, which is easy to do. They also want me to elaborate more on one particular sentence I wrote in the statement, and overall give more evidence. So this time I contacted a lawyer and will be working with him to send out my evidence
  13. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    I agree. You should immediately seek legal advice
  14. applicant23

    J1 fear of persecution waiver

    hey @Stillwaiting88 thanks for checking in. I am still waiting for the mail to come, its been over a week since the update in my account. I will let you know the contents of my RFE once I get it!
  15. applicant23

    J1 waiver - Hyderabad

    Are you checking here https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/
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